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Champagne Pol Roger - Brut Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013

Overview

A favorite of many, the Brut Blanc de Blanc is one of the finest 100% Chardonnay Champagnes produced. This sparkling gem is only released in the finest of vintages.

Terroir This 100% Chardonnay is sourced exclusively from vineyards Grand Cru vineyards of Cramant, Les Mesnil, Oger, Avize and Oiry in the Côte des Blancs.

Vinification: The must undergoes two débourbages (settlings), one at the press house immediately after pressing and the second, a débourbage à froid, in stainless steel tanks at 6°C over a 24 hour period. A slow cool fermentation with the temperature kept under 18°C takes place in stainless steel with each variety and each village kept separate. The wine undergoes a full malolactic-fermentation prior to final blending. Secondary fermentation takes place in bottle at 9°C in the deepest Pol Roger cellars (33 metres below street level) where the wine is kept until it undergoes remuage (riddling) by hand, a rarity in Champagne nowadays. The very fine and persistent mousse for which Pol Roger is renowned owes much to these deep, cool and damp cellars.

Additional Details edit

The 2013 Brut Blanc de Blancs is exclusively made from Chardonnays selected from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs: Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Produced in limited quantities, this Cuvée has been aged for 6 years in our cellars before being released onto the market.

This cuvée is immediately captivating in the glass, with an enticing pale golden color and persistent thread of fine bubbles. On the nose there are notes of buttery pastry, meringue and white flowers, underpinned by a zesty freshness. On the palate, the cuvée is mouth-filling and opulent yet restrained. Complex aromas of citrus fruit and brioche balance beautifully. The finish is impressive and seductive with notes of dried peach and hazelnut.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Champagne
  • Winemaker: Damien Cambres
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
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  • Alcohol: 12.5%
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  • Dosage: 7 g/l
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744 31809 1
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

JamesSuckling.com Rating: 94

Author: James Suckling

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021

"This is really delicious and soft with ultra-fine bubbles and a creamy texture. The flavors are subtle with cooked apple, pear and pie crust. Medium-bodied. Fresh and delicious. So subtle. Drink now."

Forbes Rating: 93

Author: Tom Hyland

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021

"Lovely yellow; textbook aromas of lemongrass, citrus peel and white flowers. Medium-full with beautifully ripe fruit, good acidity, very good persistence and beautiful harmony. Wonderful finesse – classy as always from this great producer. A touch lighter than the outstanding 2012, but another excellent Blanc de Blancs. Drink over the next 3-7 years, perhaps longer."

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 94

Author: Roger Voss

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

"Crisp apples and tight minerality come together in a satisfyingly ripe wine. It is young, showing its fruity side and only just moving to its future complexity. But this will be a fine, structured Champagne. Drink from 2022."