One of the most famous brand names in Champagne gets its name from an exceptional salesman in the 19th century who had a music hall song written in his honor. He would have been proud to have sold this wine which, despite its age, is still impressively fresh and fruity. Flavors of almonds and toast blend well with green fruits, well proportioned to go with food rather than as an apéritif.
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.