Erick de Sousa blends wines from six different years for this cuvée, which comes from old vines in the village of Avize. It has aromas of crisp green fruit and yeast. There is a light toast character on the palate along with lively acidity, which persists through the finish. This bottle had a disgorgement date of 4/19/2002.
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.