Owned by the Chancel family (whose main holdings are in the Lubéron in southern France), this small Champagne house has made an exceptional 1997. It is now reaching maturity, with all its elements in balance, rich but satisfyingly dry, with toast and intense structure and acidity.
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.