A wine that relishes its juicy fruit and acidity. The tannins, by contrast, are light. Close to Macau, south of Margaux, Gironville is in a fresh, black currant-fruit style, not for aging.
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.