Champagne Pol Roger Brut Vintage Rosé 2012
Champagne Pol Roger Brut Vintage Rose 2012 is Pale raspberry with fine copper glints. The nose is opulent and well structured, with red berries and a rich spicy depth. The palate is taut, with a refreshing backbone of acidity, that rounds out to a sensation of bursting redcurrants. A lively finish that is impressively long. Savour now for freshness or keep for many years to come for a richer and more opulent wine.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Very accomplished winemaking
Drink With: Grilled salmon or even sushi
Pol Roger does not make a non-vintage rosé Champagne, preferring to release only in vintage years. The Pol Roger Brut Vintage Rosé is produced from a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay drawn from some 20 premiers and grands crus vineyards on the Montagne De Reims and the Côte Des Blancs. In order to obtain its delicate colour and subtle nose, 15% Pinot Noir from selected vineyards in Bouzy, Ambonnay and Cumieres is vinified “en rouge” and added to the blend prior to the second fermentation.
Winter was mild and dry, however there was a cold snap at the beginning of February. Following cool and rainy weather in early spring, unseasonal warm weather prevailed in late March, favouring an advanced budbreak. Hot, sunny weather from late July through to the first days of September, ensured that the grapes reached an ideal maturity. These yields were low, but the grapes were in excellent health. Harvesting lasted from 10th to 26th September.
Produced only in limited quantities, the Pol Roger Brut Vintage Rosé 2012 was aged for six and a half years before being disgorged and released. The dosage is 8 g/l.