This blend of Chardonnay and Touring Nacional works well, producing a sparkling wine that is fresh and crisp like a sliced apple. There is just a hint of the wood aging, giving it a light toastiness. It is ready to drink.
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.