From its base in the Marne Valley, Blin has access to the best Pinot Meunier. This rare Champagne—100% Pinot Meunier—has a richness and open fruitiness that impart ripe character, but with a tight, dry edge. The lightest pink color, it's not quite a rosé, although it certainly has some raspberry flavors as well as orange zest and a tangy texture. Drink from 2016.
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.