A richer version of a Saumur sparkling wine, this is soft, ripe and creamy. The dosage feels on the sweet side, although it is labeled Brut. There is just a touch of fruit skin texture to give it a firm edge, but there is also great final acidity.
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.