Since 1992, Hans and Kurt Feiler have produced what they call the 1000 Series, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This 2005 vintage follows the same theme, keeping close to a Bordeaux model, while adding extra sweetness and ripeness to the fruit. Wood aging helps soften the wine, but it is also a question of soft tannins and richness.
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.