The wine is rounded and rich, balancing some signs of mature toastiness with ripe white fruits and citrus. A tight, citrus character gives a tense structure, mineral and chalky. Typical of Paillard's wines, the bubbles of the mousse are tiny, the result of lower pressure in the bottle.
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.