Sec is less dry than Brut in Champagne doublespeak, and so this is a soft wine that brings out perfumed red fruits and attractive acidity without great crispness. That makes for an attractive apéritif style, with a ripe aftertaste.
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.