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Champagne Pol Roger - Brut Rosé Vintage 2004


Pol Roger only produces the Brut Rosé in vintage years. The wine is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay vinified blanc from 20 1er and Grand Crus in the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs regions. The remaining 15% is Pinot Noir that has been vinified "en rouge" and then added to the final blend prior to the second fermentation.

Vinification: The must undergoes two débourbages (settlings), one at the press house immediatly 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 seperate. 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.

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A deep salmon pink color with a fine stream of small bubbles. The nose has aromas of ripe fruits with elements of citrus fruits (blood orange), pomegranate and small wild red berries. On the palate, a deep mineral character fine, creamy ripeness and a hint of vanilla. The wine is tender and smooth with a balance of delicate freshness and refined elegance. A discreet vinosity with a clean and precise finish.

The Brut Rosé Vintage 2004 is the ideal choice to accompany salmon and delicate meats such as small game. It goes perfectly with fruit tarts and crumbles; the elegant structure of the wine complementing the freshness of the fruit and the buttery richness of the dessert.

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 93

Author: Alison Napjus

Date: Monday, November 10, 2014

"A crowd-pleaser, with overall harmony and elegance, this is hard to stop sipping, showing lively acidity and a fine creamy mousse that carries flavors of black cherry and berry, pastry cream, honey and candied ginger. Presents a fresh, chalk-tinged finish. Drink now through 2027."

The Tasting Panel Rating: 93

Author: Anthony Dias Blue

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Deep salmon color; lush and ripe with rich raspberry and firm, elegant aciditiy; pure, complex and balanced, refined and lovely; long. 65% Pinot Noir. 35% Chardonnay."

The Wine Advocate Rating: 92

Author: Antonio Galloni

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"The 2004 Brut Rose Extra Cuvée de Reserve is quite fruity and vinous at first but then the minerality kicks in, giving the wine its energy and sense of focus. Crushed flowers, spices and mint unfold in the glass, adding complexity and nuance. Overall, this is a fairly delicate, feminine style of Rose that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or alongside a meal."

International Wine Cellar Rating: 93

Author: Josh Raynolds

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

" Light, bright orange. Intense, spice-accented aromas of candied orange, redcurrant and fresh flowers, with sneaky mineral and leesy notes. Supple and expansive, offering vibrant citrus fruit and red berry flavors with complicating notes of cinnamon and pear skin. Finishes silky and long, with resonating spiciness and excellent clarity. "

Wine Spectator Rating: 93

Author: Alison Napjus

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"A vinous version, structured by fine acidity, with a creamy bead to the texture and a base note of minerality. Offers a full range of ripe black cherry and black currant, piecrust, pomegranate and smoke flavors."

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 89

Author: Roger Voss

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"This has a relatively high dosage, producing a ripe strawberry flavor. It's full bodied, touched by a spice note, as well as some toast from bottle age. The finish shows that this a rose for food."

Burghound Rating: 91

Author: Allen Meadows

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"A discreetly fruity nose offers up cool and agreeably fresh notes of raspberry and strawberry. The mousse is quite generous, indeed foamy is not over the top to describe the sensation on the mid-palate yet the clean, pure and crisp finish is decidedly refreshing. This moderately dry effort is not the most complex vintage-dated rosé on the market but I very much like the style."


Author: Tyler Colman

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012

"Pale salmon pink in the glass, this wine smells of a slight funky, cidery aroma like apples fermenting. In the mouth flavors of bright apple, wet leaves, and rosehips mix with a wonderfully tangy personality. Fantastic acidity lingers through the finish which turns slightly sweeter with hints of hibiscus."