Based in Fleurie in northern Beaujolais, this Marrans Gamay is firm and with good tannins, delivering both fruit and structure. With a dark layer of smokiness as well as black-cherry fruit flavors, it is concentrated and worth aging a few months. Drink from 2016.
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.