With its high proportion of Chardonnay, this revels in its crispness, green fruits and a youthful, yeasty character. There are minerality and pink grapefruit flavors as well as a full mousse. The finish is deliciously crisp, rounded. An elegant Champagne.
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.