Extra Brut and the wine is also described as non dosé, meaning no dosage. So it's as dry as a bone while also being totally crisp, fresh and fruity. It also means that it needs to age in bottle to allow the mouthwatering acidity to soften a little. As it fills out, it will become an impressive wine that has pure fruits to go with the minerality. Keep until 2017.
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