This is a full, sweeter style of Champagne. It has a touch of honey, pear and peach-jelly flavors. There's some crispness as well to give the wine a fresh edge. This style is a fine partner for fruit desserts.
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.