Bottles of this brand bear the double-headed eagle of Russia, a reminder it is named after the wife of the Russian imperial monarch. This nonvintage cuvée is in the house style, crisp, tangy and with a fine combination of citrus and green-plum freshness. 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.