Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
75cl * Vegan & Organic * 12.5% ABV * Champagne, France
Pol Roger is best known as Prime Minister Winston Churchill's preferred Champagne. Churchill liked to drink his Pol Roger by the pint (a size no longer made, sadly, but roughly equivalent to 50cl), and it is reckoned that in the last 10 years of his life, more than 500 cases of the stuff passed through his cellars. Of her father's fondness for Pol Roger, Churchill's daughter, Lady Soames, once said, "I saw him many times the better for it, but never the worse." During the War, Germans even placed spies in Pol Roger in order to trace Churchill's planned movements around the UK by the shipments of Champagne for him!
The Pol Rosé Vintage is based on a Brut Vintage (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay) to which is added, before the bottling and second fermentation, approximately 15% of still red wine (Pinot Noir) from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. Aged for 6 years before release, this has a soft mousse, with rich summer fruit notes accompanied by honey, toast and crunchy red berries.