Henri Donson Brut Champagne
Mostly pinot noir, with 10 percent chardonnay, this brisk wine has the fresh red blush of apple skins. Its malic acidity adds tension and length to the flavors, which benefit from enough dosage to feel generous, the red fruit and toasted hazelnut savor lasting with a lingering buzz of energy.
This harmonious version is bright, with tangy acidity enlivening the flavors of cantaloupe, star fruit, pastry cream and lemon preserves. Offers a chalk-tinged undertow and a spiced finish that lingers. Drink now through 2019.