Even though this is very dry, ripe raspberries and red berries are quite sufficient to give it richness, which balances well with the tight, fresh acidity. It's a style of Champagne that would be worth opening an hour before drinking.
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.