In Cahors terms, a wine labeled Tradition is the entry-level wine of an estate, often unoaked as it is here. The wine successfully relies on the bold blackberry fruits and balanced acidity. With tannins forming a fine background, it is ready to drink.
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.