Fermented in wood, this rides the dichotomy between wood and the Melon de Bourgogne easily and successfully. It has lost none of the fresh fruits while it has gained an extra layer of richness and spice. Drink now.
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.