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Wine Wednesday: Pol Roger, 2006 Vintage Brut, Champagne, France



"Every time you open a bottle of champagne, it's a celebration, so there's no better way of starting a celebration than opening a bottle of champagne."

-David Levithan

This Week: Pol Roger, 2006 Vintage Brut, Champagne, France

Pol Roger - Fun Facts:

  1. Pol Roger has an extensive history, with over 160 years in the industry spanned across five generations!

  2. Pol Roger, founder of the brand, made his first sale of wine in January 1849.

  3. In 1900, the company lost over 1.5 million bottles when part of the cellars and buildings collapsed.

  4. Winston Churchill, who was a big fan of the firm at the time, declared Pol Roger to be "the most delightful address in the world".

  5. Pol Roger is a favorite among the British Royal Family.


Photo Credit: The Pol Roger House in Epernay, from Pol Roger

Tasting Notes:

This Brut Vintage 2006 from Champagne Pol Roger is made from the traditional house vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 20 Grands and Premiers crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Cotes de Blancs. Produced only in limited quantities the Brut Vintage 2006 has been aged for 8 years in the cellars before being disgorged and released onto the market.

Cheers!

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