Named after the King of France crowned in 1429 by Joan of Arc in Reims cathedral, this is the counterpart of the Blanc de Blancs. It's a rich wine, soft with ripe quince and yellow plum fruits. Acidity balances with the rounded, fruity aftertaste.
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.