One of the best-known Champagnes on the market, this tastes relatively dry. It isn't losing its bright, open fruitiness, but that quality now joins a structured, mineral-driven edge. This could work as an apéritif or it could be paired with food.
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.