With its winery close to the Chardonnay heartland of the Côte des Blancs, it is no surprise that this massive cooperative can produce a fine Blanc de Blancs. This vintage iteration is mineral and full of tangy orange zest acidity. It also has a softer element from the dosage that comes through at the end to leave a balanced wine. Drink now.
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.