This young vintage Champagne is drinkable now because it is made from Pinot Meunier, which has produced a fruity, softly textured and balanced wine. It offers a touch of pepper as well as ripe red-currant and lime fruits. It's tightly crisp 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.