The “more” is Cabernet Franc, added, according to Hans Feiler, “in just a tiny touch.” And, although the French wood caramel and vanilla flavors are powerful, there's just enough to catch the perfume of the Cab. But, with its dark fruits, this is much more about long-lived Zweigelt.
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.