Champagne Pol Roger - Brut Vintage 2008
OverviewThe Brut Vintage from Champagne Pol Roger is made from the traditional house vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 20 Grands and Premiers crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. Produced only in limited quantities the Brut Vintage 2009 has been aged for 8 years in our cellars before being disgorged and released onto the market.
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 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 Details edit"A golden yellow straw-like color, bright and full of intensity with attractive lingering bubbles. A fine nose with enticing notes of fresh honey, candied grapefruit and lime. On the palate a dominating fruitiness with light biscuit character. A full and long texture displaying freshness and viscosity. The wine is balanced with remarkable harmony. An amazingly pure champagne."
- Appellation: Champagne
- Winemaker: Damien Cambres
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
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- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Dosage: 7 g/l
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- Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- UPC Code: 0 89744 30608 1
- Varietals: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Decanter Rating: 90
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
"Well integrated toasty, buttery, yeasty expressions are complemented by an overall youthful floral palate, lively citric acidity and a cool expression of fruit with great potential. Drinking Window 2018 - 2030." - July 1st 2019 Issue
Author: Brian Freedman
Date: Friday, December 28, 2018
Wines Of The Week: Stellar Sparkling Wines For New Years Eve -- "A quiet, toasty nose, with slate and lemon pith at the edges, rolls seamlessly into a palate of stunning structure and length, flashing on the tongue with flavors of green apple enrobed in caramel, an unexpected peanut-like note, and lingering spiced honey and stone fruit through the long, balanced finish. This is so fresh at a decade of age, and while it’s fantastic right now, it still has the potential to evolve for another ten years, minimum."
JamesSuckling.com Rating: 94
Author: James Suckling
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Attractive red berries, nectarines and biscuity notes with a hint of spice, too, and a sweet-smelling freshness to it. The palate delivers a very attractive and concentrated array of yellow stone fruit flavors. Smooth and creamy, sorbet-like finish. Drink now or age.
Burghound Rating: 92
Author: Allen Meadows
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
(60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, SRP $114, 8 g/L). A fresh, bright and overtly citrusy nose reflects plenty ofyeast and floral characters. There is really lovely vibrancy to the refined and ultra-pure flavors where the supportingeffervescence is equally fine. The lingering and well-balanced finish is drier than the reported dosage level would suggest and overall, this is lovely and still quite young.
Vinous Rating: 90
Author: Antonio Galloni
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Pol Roger's 2008 Brut Vintage is bright and energetic, but also tightly wound and not fully expressive today. There is good energy to the orchard fruit and citrus driven flavors, not to mention plenty of acid-driven persistence. I would prefer to cellar the 2008 for at least a year or two to see what happens.