Champagne Pol Roger is launching its latest vintage expression this week, hailing from the hot, dry and early 2015 harvest.
Described by the producer as a year “characterised by high levels of sunshine” from the start of the growing season, and “a significant run of hot, dry weather” from late May to mid-August, it was a vintage that yielded ripe, healthy grapes, albeit in slightly lower yields than normal.
Pol Roger’s Brut Vintage 2015 is made from the traditional house vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 20 Grand and Premier Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.
The Champagne has been aged in the producer’s deepest cellars – which are 34 metres below street level – for six years before being disgorged and released to the market this week
The RRP in the UK is £90.00 and it will be available in Waitrose, Majestic, Berry Bros & Rudd, and Hedonism among other retailers.
The 2015 expression has been described by Pol Roger as having aromas of honey, apple jelly and dried nuts with a palate that’s “round and elegant” with a “zesty quality” that offsets “the notes of brioche, patisserie and toast”.
It has a dosage of 7g/l and has been bottled in 75cl formats, as well as 150cl magnums and 300cl jeroboams.
Information from The Drinks Business