As always, this is an elegant Loire sparkler. The Chenin Blanc's acidity comes to the fore here, giving a great lift to the melon, almond and nutmeg flavors. There's a crisp apple skin texture to this wine that is certainly best with food.
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.