Pol Roger Réserve Brut Champagne is the definitive house-style, composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least three vintages, and the three varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier blended in equal portions.
The Pinot Noir comes from the villages of the Montagne de Reims and contributes body and character; the Chardonnay comes from Epernay itself and the Cote des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the Pinot Meunier comes from the Vallée de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. The perfect apéritif champagne, it is never released until it is at least three years old.
On the nose, the Champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity. UK stock receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement ageing so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths.
Food matches: An excellent apéritif champagne but has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish (gorgeous with oysters, caviar and prawns) and even spicy dishes.
Serves at: 8-10°C