The blend is a mixture of one-third of each of the varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with the addition of 15-20% reserve wines. Pale, white gold colour, a very lively style, with fresh citrus, tropical fruits of grapefruit and pineapple. Fresh and vivacious with more depth than most aperitif styles. This is far above most commercial non-vintage blends and has the ability to improve and develop in the cellar.
The current release is very fresh and appears to have 2004 as the base wine- far above many other NV's, the blend has never looked better.
Pol Roger Brut Nv
An equal blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meuniere which is a perennial favourite of numerous champagne drinkers in this country, and I count myself as one of those. Light, bright straw-green in colour, it has good mousse, and a clean and vibrant bouquet; the flavours run in a green apple, pear and citrus spectrum, with a long, lingering finish, and perfect dosage. It is best drunk sooner rather than later, and makes the perfect aperitif. 93 points & Hallidayâ€™s Top 100 â€“ The Weekend Australian November 8-9, 2008
A superstar and sensational value...The NV Brut is a beautifully balanced mix of citrus, peaches and cream..."Best of the Best - 91 Points - Panel of Judges, Australian Gourmet Traveller
"The pick of the non vintage styles in this tasting. The vintage wines tend to be more intense, finer and drier, but this one loses little in comparison with the prestige cuvÃ©es. The bready, slightly mushroomy, autolysis characteristics add considerably to the nose, and the palate has excellent acidity and a fine mousse." Lester Jesberg, Winewise