Brut Vintage 2009

Champagne Pol Roger


The 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 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

Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2009 is instantly appealing with its gorgeous lively effervescence. Fine bubbles sprinkled with silver glints carry a persistent stream. The nose, rich and elegant, opens up with delicate aromas of white fruit and apricot. As the wine warms in the glass, it exudes scents of white nectarines and quince jelly mingled with brioche and pastry fragrances. The palate, extremely delicate and subtle, boasts a stunning balance on an opulent and creamy structure evolving towards dried fruit. It is a masterpiece of harmony.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Champagne
  • Winemaker: Damien Cambres
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Dosage: 7 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
    "This balanced Champagne shows a lovely creaminess, offering a mix of crème de cassis, pastry dough and preserved lemon flavors. Fresh, with light minerality on the open-knit finish. Drink now through 2025."
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine & Spirits Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
    "Pol Roger’s house style emphasizes pinot noir; this bottling is 60 percent pinot noir, the balance chardonnay. It’s a selection from grand cru and premier cru sites in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. The pedigree of the fruit and the ripeness of the vintage comes through in the wine’s flavor intensity, enriched by malolactic fermentation, creating a contrast of brightness and broad, toasty flavors. That elegant richness and red-fruit undertone makes this a dinner wine to serve with white truffle risotto."
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    The latest vintage release from this producer, this is beautifully balanced with white fruits and touches of citrus paralleled by a tight mineral texture and acidity. It is still young, because vintages from this producer age for many years. Drink from 2020.
    Grade: Cellar Selection

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