From Verzenay on the Montagne de Reims this wine is rich, structured and concentrated. It has a rich texture plus spice as well as zesty orange and red-currant fruits. The wine retains some of the tannins of the red grapes although goes much more for a mineral texture. Drink now.
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.