It is the 20% Gros Manseng in the blend that makes this wine. It gives it an extra dimension, a touch of honey and hints of apricots. It is an attractive contrast to the herbal character from the Colombard and Ugni Blanc. This a delicious wine, still young and ready to go from the end of 2017.
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.