Almost shockingly dry at first, the wine then develops a more mature character that broadens out the tight acidity and fruit. Previously described as Brut Nature, it's now designated as Extra Brut, allowing more dosage. It also has depth of flavor, complexity from the fruits, the hint of toast from bottle age. The wine finishes crisply with a fine mineral shot at the end.
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.