Excellent purity and refinement on the nose, very focused. Autolytic complexity, toasted bread and pastry, but also red fruits and a hint of spice. The palate shows an excellent depth of fruit but also a very firm, taut acidity to complement the richness.
Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008
The Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 is perfect for drinking in 2018. Produced only in limited quantities the Brut Vintage 2008 has been aged for 8 years before being disgorged and released onto the market, but it is recommended to be served between 2018 and 2040. Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 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 “Côte des Blancs”.
The Story of the Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008
Following some frost in December, the beginning of 2008 was marked by mild and humid weather conditions. However, by contrast, March and April were cool and rainy, even hit by spells of snow and frost. Good temperatures in May rapidly boosted growth. The summer months were characterised by extremely variable weather, with storms in July, cool weather and limited sunny periods in August. The Véraison (changing of colour and onset of ripening) started in early August and by this point, the conditions in the vineyard were outstanding. September brought excellent weather, and the picking started on 15th September in sunny conditions. The grapes were healthy, and the sugar/acidity balance, perfect.