The Pol Roger Brut Rosé 2000 is made from about 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Vin Rouge de Champagne, sourced from approximately 20 Grand and Premier Cru Vineyards, including Le Mesnil, Oger, Vertus, Grauves, Oiry and Chouilly, and Cumières, Champillon, Ay, Hautvillers, Mareuil, Chigny, Rilly, Bouzy and Vinay, for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir respectively.
Leading up to harvest, good weather returned, helping to ripen an abundant harvest, despite some leaves having been affected by mildew. In the second week of September, huge, ripe bunches were harvested with very good health. The Chardonnay grapes showed seductive, fresh and well-balanced characters, while Pinot Noir showed powerful, full and structured. Fruit from the Côtes des Bar parcels was ripe, expressive and balanced delicacy and structure. Pinot Meunier was generous, unctuous, round and very fine. The 2000 champagnes show good volume and roundness in the mouth. While the 2000 wines are maturing relatively quickly, this vintage will be one for the long term.
Tasting Notes: An intense golden pink color, the powerful, concentrated nose shows ripe wild strawberry and raspberry. The wine has a lively, refreshing and light character on the palate, with dried apricot and mint notes. A lifting acidity precedes a long finish, which bodes well for the wine's aging ability and its facility to pair with food.
Food Match: sushi, Soft cheeses, scallops, pate, oysters, lobster, Fresh Fruit, fowl, foie gras, crab, Asian cuisine.