The wine is initially light and fruity. It then opens up to give a much richer character that involves ripe white stone fruit and intense acidity. It is dense, with a tangy edge that adds minerality to the complex mix. This is part of a series of wines named after the subsoil in which the vines are planted. The fine wine 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.