The Vintage Brut follows the traditional formula for Pol Roger Vintage, being composed of about 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay drawn from 18 Grands and Premiers Crus. As always, the Pinot Noirs contribute the intensity, backbone, tannins and "body" while the Chardonnays provide the fragrance, elegance, finesse essential to a perfect balance. The 1990 is distinguished by a pale golden color and a lively abundant mousse. The nose is powerful, appealing and complex; the palate, perfectly harmonious, fresh, intense and lively with exceptional fruit. This vintage will develop well into the first decade of the next millennium.