In the case of this wine, Brut really means dry. It has an austere character, personified by the strongly mineral, steely streak that goes through it. In contrast, green apple and pink grapefruit flavors give the crisp fruitiness. All this means the wine needs to age further, so 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.