(2012) This is a traditional method sparkling wine made from Chardonnay, Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc, aged for a minimum of 24 months in bottle. Winemaker Melanie Pfister worked vintages at Craggy Range, Zind Humbrecht and Meo Camuzet in Burgundy before taking over the family domaine. The nose is attractive, clean and appetising with apple and a touch of custard, and just a suggestion of bready richness. The mousse is crisp and rolls across the tongue, as more orchard fruit flavours follow onto the palate. This is dry, but it has some weight and some nutty richness too, making for a particularly stylish fizz with both aperitif and fish/seafood-matching credentials.