The Ondenc ranks high on the list of rare or neglected grape varieties. The wine forms part of a new range from this producer. Found in small quantities throughout the southwest but mainly in Gaillac, it has produced a pale gold colored wine, softly spoken and with light tangy acidity. There is a hint of honey in this fine wine, although it is dry. Drink now.
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.