2018 Pol Roger Champagne Brut Sir Winston Churchill
2018 Pol Roger Champagne Brut Sir Winston Churchill Stewed yellow plums, hints of pomegranate, tropical ambrosia salad n orange peel marmalade surround this 2018. Released after extra triage only best years Secret cuvee follows imprint PN n Chard on yeast extended Steady tiny creamy bubbles complex n elegant tones of brioche Roma apple maple cream almond paste Fruity Piercing acidity light diatom chalky mineral n broad silky texture.
Champagne Pol Roger
Pol Roger made his first sale of wine in January 1849. Family circumstances forced him to set up a business: his father, a notary, had contracted an incurable disease and could no longer carry on his practice. The customer was a merchant in Aÿ, the native village of Pol Roger. The firm developed rapidly. From Aÿ, it moved to Epernay in 1851.
As early as 1855, Pol began to favour the production of brut Champagne. He knew that this was the type of Champagne which the English preferred. By 1899, when its founder died, the brand had acquired an enviable amount of recognition. It had only taken about thirty years.
On 23rd February 1900, a disaster occurred: part of the cellars and the buildings collapsed. Five hundred casks and one and a half million bottles were lost. By this time, Pol Roger’s sons, Maurice and Georges, were in charge of the firm. A show of solidarity together with the brothers’ determination enabled the firm to overcome this catastrophe.
Exports progressed and many crowned heads became customers of the Pol Roger brand. The top restaurants on the Champs-Elysées were serving Pol Roger, but the First World War was to bring this expansion to a halt.