Philippe Chartogne's nonvintage Blanc de Blancs comes from 25-year-old vines in his family's Merfy vineyard. With its apple and green fruit aromas and soft, creamy mousse, it manages to balance richness, softness and acidity. The aftertaste is light and crisp.
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.