Gaillac has its own range of indigenous grapes, including the dark-colored Braucol. In this 100% varietal wine, the unusual herbal and floral character of the grape is combined with powerful tannins and rich berry flavors. With its structure, this needs to age 2–3 years.
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.