Pale gold with a very fine bead; flowery,delicately toasty aroma with fruit and complexity; creamy, beautifully balanced with a dry, harmonious finish. The blend is traditionally composed from about 30 to 35 still base wines, drawn from different vineyard sites, grape varieties and vintage years. It usually contains wines of at least two vintages, often three or four. Reserve wines compose between 20-30% of the traditional blend. The Brut N/V is never sold until the youngest component is at least three years old, which gives it more character and body.