This is a nice Champagne with a strong marketing team behind it. They push the Marquis de Mysteriale line as being a "new story" in French winemaking, but this wine seems pretty traditional. Of course, in Champagne, that is not a bad thing at all! Light golden in color, clear and bright. There are a lot of tiny bubbles making up the mousse. The nose is nice with brioche and a slightly nutty note. Medium bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, toast, with green apples. Moderate finish. This drinks well on its own and is very food friendly. A nice way to begin an evening.