Navigation
Account
Cart 0 items for £0.00

No products in the basket.

Pol Roger Cuveé Sir Winston Churchill 2013

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

Pol Roger Cuveé Sir Winston Churchill

The wine has an inviting, bright golden hue and a fine, regular stream of bubbles. At first, the nose exudes subtle hints of brioche and sweet spice combining with citrus flavours and floral fragrances.

As the wine warms in the glass, it becomes more powerful and the nose develops complex nuances of toasted nuts, acacia blossom and honeycomb. The palate is round and creamy, supported by fresh fruit. The structure is opulent, underpinned by fabulous balance. The finish is long and powerful. With gift box.

Vinification

The must undergoes two débourbages (settlings), one at the press house immediately after pressing and the second, a débourbage à froid, in stainless steel tanks at 6°C over a 24 hour period. A slow cool fermentation with the temperature kept under 18°C takes place in stainless steel, with each variety and each village kept separate until final blending.

The wine undergoes a full malolactic fermentation. Secondary fermentation takes place in bottle at 9°C in the deepest Pol Roger cellars (33 metres below street level) where the wine is kept until it undergoes remuage (riddling) by hand, a rarity in Champagne nowadays. The very fine and persistent mousse for which Pol Roger is renowned owes much to these deep, cool and damp cellars.

Story –

The relationship between Champagne Pol Roger and Sir Winston Churchill dates back to a providential meeting at a luncheon given by the British Ambassador to France some months after the liberation of Paris at which the sumptuous 1928 vintage of Pol Roger was served. Attending the lunch was the beautiful Odette Pol-Roger as well as the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, with whom she struck up an instant rapport.

A friendship was born which continued until Churchill’s death, creating links between the Pol-Roger and Churchill families which are still as strong to this day.  The pressures of  his post sadly prevented Churchill ever paying a visit to 44 Avenue de Champagne, the home of Champagne Pol Roger, but he nonetheless proclaimed it “the most drinkable address in the world”.  As recompense for breaking his promise to visit he sent Odette a copy of his Memoirs inscribed “Cuvée de Réserve, mise en bouteille au Chateau de Chartwell”. He even named one of his racehorses “Pol Roger” and the filly strode to victory at Kempton Park in 1953, Coronation Year.

Cuvee

Champagne Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvée in homage to Sir Winston Churchill mindful of the qualities that he sought in his champagne: robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity. The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret but it is undeniable that the composition would meet with the approval of the man to whom it is dedicated : “My tastes are simple, I am easily satisfied with the best”.

Pinot Noir predominates, providing structure, breadth and robustness whilst Chardonnay contributes elegance, finesse and subtlety. Composed exclusively of grapes sourced from Grand Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards which were already under vine during Churchill’s lifetime. Cuvéc Sir Winston Churchill is only made in the very best vintages, and is always released later than the other vintage dated Champagnes from Pol Roger, marking Churchill’s appreciation for older wines.

 

Pol Roger Cuveé Sir Winston Churchill – Hay Wines

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Pol Roger Cuveé Sir Winston Churchill 2013”

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Returns & Delivery
Returns and Exchanges

All goods should be examined upon receipt, and any claim for loss or breakage notified by email or telephone to Hay Wines immediately. In the case of goods delivered by couriers, unless any claim is made within 24 hours, no compensation, refund or other credit will be available. In the case of damaged goods, Hay Wines reserves the right to collect these.

Ship your items back to us

If you wish to return your order due to an error on our behalf, we are happy to collect or get our courier to collect from the delivery address stated on the invoice, providing the parcel is securely packed in the same way as it was sent out. If you wish to return the parcel yourself please feel free to do so. Once the parcel has returned to us we will refund you the full amount. Please note that refunds may take up to 7 working days to appear in your account.

For more information, view our full Terms and Conditions information.

Related Products

Bollinger Rose N.V.

Its aromatic nose of fresh cherries and brioche, its palate of fresh redcurants mingled with a darker note of mulberries gentle carry the imbiber to the finish and a list of complex nuances. Delightful in stature and palate.
£54.99 Add to basket

Organic Sparkling La Piotta MilleBolle Brut 2020

La Piotta MilleBolle Brut is our own exclusive organic sparkling wine. It is straw yellow in colour, with a fine and persistent mousse. Fragrant bouquet, with pleasant notes of fruit. The mellow yet crisp taste is a result of its very well-balanced acidity. La Piotta MilleBolle Brut, produced only in the best years, is made with the grapes that comes from the cru “Riva dei Ghiaioni”, which particular soil has always been perfect to give grapes with good acidity and intense aroma precursors.
£11.49 Add to basket

Raventos i Blanc L’Hereu Brut 2020

Pale colour, renowned for it’s soft toasted aromas, and dry lingering citrus qualities on the palate. This is a clean and fresh bubbly that is sophisticated enough for just about any meal as well as your next celebration.
£19.99 Add to basket

Zero Sugar Prosecco DOCG

To the palate Zero Sugar Prosecco DOCG keeps the pleasant roundness and smooth finish typical of Prosecco, but without the need of any sugars. 0 g/l of residual sugars, the Introvers0 is a very rare example of an actual sugar free Prosecco.
£15.99 Add to basket

Casa Belfi Col Fondo Prosecco DOC Frizzante NV

The wine is light bodied, bone-dry and, without filtering or clarification, as hazy as a blizzard in a snow globe. Straw yellow with greenish hues, it has the very delicate bubbles typical of Frizzante wines, and flowery and fruity scents accompanied by notes of citrus, yeast and baked bread. The lees at the bottom of the bottle offer the wine softness, mouthfeel and longevity and can be shaken into the Prosecco to give a buttery-spicy flavours.
Intrigued by Colfondo Prosecco?
Then you may also like: Bastia Rebuli Colfondo Prosecco "Capo degli Onesti".
£16.99 Add to basket

Spagnol Colfondo Prosecco Frizzante Il Fondo

A traditional Colfondo Prosecco, made with re-fermentation in the bottle according to the Classic Italian Method, without disgorging or dosing the finished wine. This is a light wine but with good body; bone-dry with residual sugars between 1-4 g/l. The perlage is very fine, given the aging on its own yeasts. There are distinctive notes of bread crusts and ripe yellow fruit. The lees deposit on the bottom is usually compact but, if shaken, it can be quite hazy and cloudy.
£14.99 Add to basket

Dopff au Moulin Cremant D Alsace Cuvee Julien

Complex smoky, buttery mellow aged nose; some sweetness and richness mid-palate and quite full of flavour; then nice length and dry finish without austerity. Has balance and style. Full of flavour and character: balanced and more-ish. Clean dry finish that lingers. Very good wine.
£19.99 Add to basket

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

Radiant pale gold with fine, persistent bubbles. Complex pastry aromas, with an opulent combination of ripe apricot, mango and greengages, dried fruits, pistachio and almond. The palate begins with a silky smooth sensation, developing into ripe fleshy apricot, melon and enticing plum pastry notes and delicate spice. A perfect balance of freshness and generosity.
£42.99 Add to basket

Leveret IQ Brut NV

A non vintage Brut sparkling wine made using the Champagne method, this is a refreshing, crisp sparkler with lovely fruit flavours and pastry hints on the nose. This is made with Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. The grapes are grown in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay and they undergo malolactic fermentation
£12.99 Add to basket

Leveret Mimi NV

A Pinot Noir dominant blend, exhibiting classic bottle fermented Methode characters but with a sugar level of 21g/L, Mimi will have wide appeal as she offers a sweeter, softer palate. Elegant with lovely harmony, she is delicate, very fresh and lively with crisp citrus and sweet apple flavours. Perfect as an everyday fun fizz.
£11.69 Add to basket
Back to top