This crisp, delicate Blanc de Blancs is full of white fruit, but steely and citrusy on the palate. Taut, tight and complex with a layered acidity, this is a nervy, textured wine. Although it is ready to drink now, a few more months in the bottle will make it even better.
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.