Champagne Pommery was founded as Pommery & Greno in 1858 by Alexandre Louis Pommery and Narcisse Greno. It was Alexandre's widow, Louise Pommery who dedicated the Company to Champagne production, which soon became one of the region's largest Champagne brands. In 1874 Madame Pommery, affectionately nicknamed "la Dame aux Roses" (the Lady of the Roses) created the first vintage "brut" in the history of Champagne. Today this revolutionary dry style is now the standard in Champagne. Pommery is currently owned by Vranken of Épernay who also own Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne.
Brut Royal is pale yellow with faint green highlights. Lively and cheerful, fresh, light-hearted, fine, delicate and generous.
In the mouth elegant and lively. Small assertive notes of red fruits. A rounded, rich, delicate wine that lingers in the mouth. In short, a clean taste with no dryness. A very smooth wine which never wanes on the palate.
Ideal as an aperitif or would go well with crispy salt and pepper squid served with a lime dressing or a seafood platter.
Pommery was awarded top honours in the 2015 Champagne Masters tasting beating Laurent-Perrier, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot and more. The tasting here is done blind by 8 independent panelists - 4 of whom are MWs and the others all serious wine-trade experts. They note that Pommery stood out above other brands to come top of the table in arguably the most competitive category, £30-£40 Brut NV. BRONZE (NV) Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
BRONZE (NV) Sommelier Wine Awards 2016