Although it is labeled Extra Brut, this wine doesn't feel so dry. The ripe texture and juicy red apple flavors give it a richness and density that balances the low dosage. With its crispness, this is a great food wine rather than an apéritif. The bottling will benefit from aging nine months from purchase.
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.