Without any sweetening dosage, this is a bone-dry wine, so crisp and laden with a citrus and mineral texture. With its intense acidity and clean feel, it brings out all the feeling of the soil of Champagne (hence the name of the cuvée, the mother rock). Drink with food.
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.