Attractively mature, this has a toast flavor that combines delicately with citrus and pineapple notes. Tight, crisp and textured, it is delicious and fragrant. This includes old Champagne varieties, including the unusual Arbanne and Petit Meslier.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.