by Pol Roger
The Brut Non Vintage blend is traditionally composed from about 30 to 35 still base wines, drawn from different vineyard sites, grape varieties and vintage years. It usually contains wines of at least two vintages, often three or four. Reserve wines compose between 20-30% of the traditional blend. The Brut NV is never sold until the youngest component is at least three years old, which gives it more character and body. After clarification of the must at 46� F (a process unique to Pol Roger) the first fermentation is carried out in neutral vessels under closely controlled temperature so as to retain as much fresh fruit character and aroma as possible. Dosage averages a low 1.25%.