Brut Rosé Vintage 2012

Champagne Pol Roger


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.

Additional Information

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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Champagne
  • Winemaker: Damien Cambres
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Dosage: 8 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Pol Roger's just-released 2012 Brut Rosé is still a little shy after its recent disgorgement, unwinding in the glass with an inviting bouquet of warm brioche, red berries, tangerine and dried white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and concentrated, with ripe but racy acids, a fleshy core and a long, mouthwatering finish. This is an elegantly muscular vintage rosé from Pol Roger that will really blossom with five or six years in the cellar, though of course it can be appreciated before that."
    Grade: 93+ points

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