With its reputation for sweet wines, and its big range of reds, it's not surprising that Feiler-Artinger should come up with this wine. It is a curiosity, vaguely like a young tawny Port in its flavors, the tannins of the grapes clashing with the sweetness of the botrytis fruit. The acidity, though, helps, along with the apricot and plum compote flavors.
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.