Pol Roger Non-Vintage has long been instantly recognisable not only for the classic script of the label, but for the distinctive white foil closure which forms its 'Trademark; hence the popular sobriquet 'White Foil'.
The style is versatile, suited to most 'Champagne occasions'. White Foil can be enjoyed as an aperitif, as a complement to a meal, or at any time as the elixir of celebration.
- FRA - Champagne
Pol is great shape at the minute, with impressive freshness and that all-round style that seems to nail broad appeal without losing complexity and class. Drawing on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this has a complex toasty overlay across red berries and citrus fruits. In the mouth, it's fine yet bold, with plenty of ripe red-fruit flavour, finishing crisp and tidy.Rating 93 & 2 Glasses - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011
"Delicate but with drive, this is a miasma of flowers, red fruit and lime. Lovely weight and texture, precise balance and a rich but fresh feel"Highly Recommended - Decanter Magazine (Dec/2009)
The base vintage here is 2005, the blend the usual one-third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, and the dosage 10 g/l. A very pale hue in the glass, fresh and crisp and feminine in style, followed by a rather rich and fleshy style on the palate. Quite accessible at present, more so than expected from that crispy-fruit nose, with a broad and fresh presence of fruit here, highlighted by a beautiful floral character. Very fine. Rating 17+/20 - Chris Kissack, Wine Doctor (Mar/2010)
Quite nutty and evolved, with sweaty/toasty/cheesy aromas and a very yeasty palate with solid flavours and green apple-like acidity.4 Stars - Winestate Magazine (Nov/Dec 2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
The definitive house-style, composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least two vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier blended in equal portions.
Pinot Noir contributes body, depth of character and life extending tannins; Chardonnay provides lightness, elegance and finesse; Pinot Meunier provides youthfulness and vigour and plump fruit character.
On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality.
On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity.
The aperitif champagne par excellence but one which has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.