Pol Roger Non-Vintage has long been instantly recognizable not only for the classic script of the label, but for the distinctive white foil closure which forms its "Trademark"; hence the popular sobriquet "White Foil".
It is often remarked in Champagne that a House's quality should be judged by its Non-Vintage. This is a doctrine to which Pol Roger are firm adherents. The blending of their most popular Cuvee (blend) is a source of particular pride, a complex task that is the exclusive preserve of a select circle of family members.
The style is versatile, suited to most "champagne occasions". "White Foil" can be enjoyed as an aperitif, as a complement to a meal, or at any time as the elixir of celebration.
Composition of the Cuvee
The guiding principles of blending are the achievemement of harmony and consistency. The "White Foil" blend is traditionally composed from around 30 still base wines,
drawn from different vineyard sites (crush), grape varieties (cepages) and vintage years.
The blend contains approximately one third each of the classic grape varieties of
a. 33% Pinot Noir (contributing body, depth of character and life extending tannins)
drawn primarily from villages of the Montagne de Reims: Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly,
Ambonnay, Mardeuil , Louvois.
b. 33% Pinot Meunier (for youthful freshness, vigor and plump fruit character)drawn from the Vallee de la Marne and the Petite Vallee d'Epernay: Vincelles, Venreuil , Troissy, Damery, Vandieres, Brugny Chavot, Monthelon and Pierry.
c. 33% Chardonnay (giving lightness. elegance and finesse) from Epernay and the heart of the Cote des Blancs: Cuis, Oiry, Oger, Vertus, Moussy, Chollilly.