This is made from old vines with an average age of 55 years, growing in Avize. The 100% wood aging gives it richness and complexity. But it is still young, and this is the style of Champagne, balancing ripeness, white fruits, toast and acidity, that will age well for the next 10 years and beyond.
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.