Nothing more tempting than an ice cold glass of champagne in hand, especially when it’s a vintage year, a millésime as the French say. Pol Roger has just brought out its millésime Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2009. Robust, structured and mature are the hallmarks of this vintage elaborated in tribute to and in the image of Sir Winston Churchill. Aged for 10 years in the house’s 33-meter deep cellars, it is composed exclusively of grand cru pinot noir and chardonnay grapes, the pinot noir is dominant offering the limited edition champagne its elegant structure. Pol Roger only brings out its Sir Winston Churchill vintage in exceptional years.
The Sir Winston Churchill vintage has been on the champagne landscape since 1975, and it celebrates a long Franco-British tradition between the two families. Shortly after the end of World War II, the British statesman met Odette Pol-Roger at a lunch at the British embassy in Paris. She had a glass of the Pol Roger 1928 vintage in hand. A friendship was born between the statesman and the Epernay-based house of Pol Roger. The house is still operated by the descendants of the Pol Roger family. And on a noble note, the venerable house of Pol Roger holds a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and its Brut Réserve Non Vintage was served at the reception following the wedding of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton and at other recent royal weddings.
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