Pol Roger recently celebrated its 150th anniversary and is perhaps best known as Winston Churchill's favourite Champagne. Established in 1849, Champagne Pol Roger remains family-owned and proudly independent to this day. Pol Roger, the 1831 born founder of the house, had lived in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ his whole childhood. The whole family supported the enterprise of their son. From early on Pol Roger focused in exports, and the English market was the most important one from the beginning. The commercial success of the company had its roots in the business model where they produced other champagne brands in the Pol Roger facilities. Pol Roger is one of the few remaining family owned Grande Marque champagne businesses.
In 1961, flowering was slow to get started due to the cold spring, but then because of a sunny and warm June flowering was very rapid from the period of full bloom to color completion, with millerandage in less-exposed areas.
A good, sunny summer finally gave birth on 20th of September to a fortunate harvest in the more privileged sectors. This exquisite Pol Roger is blended from 18 grand crus of the aristocratic grapes. Pinot Noir: 75%, Chardonnay: 25%.