In Champagne-speak, Extra Dry means sweeter than Brut, so this is a soft wine, fruity rather than mineral. Pear and fresh green plum flavors are balanced by orange zest and final acidity. The wine could do with more time in the bottle to ensure that the fruitiness is better integrated into the texture. Drink this from early 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.