Pale gold color, with fine, persistent bubbles—pretty in the glass. Light, grapey fruit on the nose. Less toasty and (at first) with less of the apple scents so common in fine Champagne. Instead it offers clean, intense grape scents along with figs and hazelnuts. Intensely fruity on the palate with something suggestive of apples finally emerging on a long, lingering finish. Clean, crisp, full-flavored, delicious.
Food pairing: Apéritif; caviar; smoked fish; shellfish dishes; poultry dishes; Asian cuisine