Crisp, light, almost delicate, this is certainly sophisticated wine. With lively acidity, bright white fruits and a tangy minerality, it does everything this style of Champagne should do. Over the years, as the grapes in Champagne get riper, this cuvée has become drier, while remaining well balanced.
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.