Doussot is a producer in the Aube region in southern Champagne, which explains the high alcohol for Champagne. However the wine still has all the crisp, mineral character of Champagne, broadened out with pineapple and ripe orange flavors. It's a youthful wine, showing tight acidity and that would soften and round in 3–4 more years.
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.