The Jura region in eastern France is a fine source for inexpensive sparklers. This 1996 blanc de blancs is a great value at this price. Brut d'Argent also makes a brut rosé at the same price, but make sure you buy a recent vintage; inexpensive rosés often don't age well.
Light apple and powdered sugar make for a less than powerful nose, while the palate offers fresh orange. Quite light and simple, but generally speaking it’s clean and easy. Finishes slightly sweet. Imported by Les Grands Chais de France Americas.