The Cuvee Rich displays a superb yellow gold colour, with a discreet copper shimmer. It is deep, dense and bright. Tiny lingering bubbles break into a creamy, clear and diffused effervescence and form a continuous, full and delicate thread.
At the outset, the nose is clear, elegant and open, mingling notes of dried fruits, sensuous floral fragrances, attractive woody scents and a slight vegetal hint. It then reveals a delicate spiciness and eloquent touches of sweetness.
The attack is ample, powerful and complex and the wine is remarkable for its generosity as well as for its power, suppleness and balance. Its pleasing vivacity culminates in succulent fruity flavours together with spicy, soft and sensuous notes.
The unmistakable sugariness harmonises well with all the other elements and does not affect the expression of the wine. With the fine taste of blond caramel to extend its intensity, the aftertaste is fresh and amazingly long.
Half-way between sec and demi-sec (dry and semi-dry), the cuvee Rich is distinguished by its perfect harmony due to a fine balance between sugar and natural acidity.
The Cuvee is the result of the harmonious blend, in equal proportions, of the three Champagne grape varieties: pinot noir, pinot meunier and Chardonnay from 30 different crus. 25% reserve wines are used to produce this cuvee.
- The Pinot Noir (bringing structure, body and power) is mainly produced from some of the best crus of the Montagne de Reims.
- The Pinot Meunier (ensuring freshness, roundness and fruitiness) is issued from several crus form the Vallee de la Marne and from the Epernay aerea.
- The Chardonnay (adding its aromatic complexity, finesse, elegance and lightness) comes from Epernay and some of the best crus of the Cote des Blancs.
The Cuvee Rich is kept in the cellar for a minimum of 4 years. Following disgorging, it is topped up by a dosage of 34g/l to enhance its sweet flavour.
|With such a pleasing and fulsome sweetness, extraordinary aromatic varieties and generous opening out, the Cuvee Rich has to be an unforgettable tactile experience, especially if combined with sweet/savoury dishes. The richness and fullness linger...for the winetaster’s greatest delight.
|Pol Roger is the gentlemen’s Champagne, as Jean-Paul Kauffman wrote in ”Voyage en Champagne”.
This refinement reflects a whole lifestyle. It is also a source of infinite pleasure. Pol Roger Champagne has a soul, created by the union of a family’s spirit and the character of a vineyard. The winery and the cellars are located on the celebrated and noble Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, in the very place where the heart of Champagne beats.
The purity and nobility of Pol Roger Champagne is also the fruit of the know-how, passed down from generation to generation. From the harvest in the region’s best vineyards, to the painstaking work in the cellar, each gesture has its importance.