This is just showing hints of maturing. For now, the texture is tangy, zesty with a bite of minerality from the chalk soil of the Chardonnay vineyards. It will develop further in bottle, giving a crisp Champagne with a delicious bite at the end.
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.