With its lightly reductive, earthy aroma, this is on the farmyard side of Gamay. But on the palate, its richness show there is also plenty of promise with a wine that is stuffed with bright sweet red fruits, a solid structure and richness. The acidity is all there, but held in balance by the texture.
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.