From vines to the south of the Côte des Blancs, this estate-grown Champagne has much of the same tight texture and minerality. It is taut and crisp while keeping plenty of room for apple and citrus fruitiness. This fresh wine could certainly take some bottle aging. Drink now, but better from late 2016.
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.