This was interesting and unique. It has a deep golden/orange hue to it. I wondered if it was oxidized, but got no hint of that. Perhaps they left the juice in contact with the red grape skins. It is made from six varietals; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier and Arbane which is how Champagne was traditionally made in the 1800's. The nose is tight and never offered up a lot. Some baked apples, a bit of yeast. The palate, however, was explosive. It is slightly sweet and I was surprised to see the label said Brut. Mandarin oranges with a bit of ginger.