Attractively mature, this is more wine than Crémant, with its rich character. The blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay gives a complex style. The acidity is there, but it backs up ripe fruit, with touches of toast and of pear skins.
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.