This is a bone-dry Champagne, with a crispness and mineral texture that promises long aging to a wine that also demands food. Its green apple and citrus flavors are powerfully dominant. Allied to the acidity, this is a young, taut, nervy wine ready for many years' aging.
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.