With the lightest color, this has great fruitiness and the freshest of acidity while showing no sign of maturing. Red berry flavors are dominant along with a character that makes this as much wine as Champagne. On the dry side of Brut, it needs food.
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.