Cattier's vineyards are on the northern slopes of the Montagne de Reims, facing Reims. This vintage 2000 shows considerable mineral character allied to flavors of green plum skins, pears and yeasty, bready acidity. It's relatively soft, but certainly attractive to drink now.
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.