This is Heidsieck Monopole's aperitif Champagne. Still young, it is light, crisp, dry and fruity, with flavors of the maturing Pinot Noir and the fresh, yeasty Chardonnay. It is in great balance now, a lively eager wine, ready to please.
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.