The bright pink colour glitters with a lively stream of fine and persistent bubbles, presaging the delicate mousse on the palate. The initial nose offers fine aromas of raspberry and redcurrant; if allowed to develop in the glass, the wine reveals notes of wild strawberry bolstered by the seductive and characteristic scents of Pinot Noir. On the palate the harmonious beld of red fruit notes carries through, offering an outstanding balance of freshness supported by some hints of citrus fruit, as well as a rich structure. The wine has a great generous structure in the mouth, the elegant structure complemented by intensity of flavour.
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.
Grape: pinot noir, pinot meunier and Chardonnay