This is why one buys Champagne in the first place: it offers us the magic other places can't quite muster!(Sorry, Cava, and no offense, Franciacorta!) It strikes that textbook balance: racy acidity on the one hand and a soft, round middle on the other. Young rising farmer-fizz wizard Adrien Dhondt intends this cuvee as his most "representative," hailing from all three of the Côte des Blancs villages he works in and sources from. This is one to drink slowly, if you can manage it: it starts out lean, structured, focused... and then the green & yellow apples give way to a buttery, lemony creaminess. Best over a few hours, for those who can pull it off!