This wine balances extreme dryness with rich fruits. There is acidity, but the main fruit character is of ripe grapefruit and fresh apricots. It is structured, with green plum skins and orange zest, which give the wine a lift, and crispness, leaving a light, floating aftertaste.
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.