Cour-Cheverny is a miniscule appellation of 180 acres within Cheverny, specializing in the rare Romorantin grapes. With care, as here, this hard-to-ripen grape can produce a remarkably rich, full-bodied wine even in a tough vintage. It's bone-dry with delicious melon and apple flavors. Drink now, but better wait until late 2015.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.