The name of the wine says it all. It relies on the spice and black plum flavors of the fruit and it works as an early-drinking, fresh wine. The tannins are dry, and boast of their hot climate, but the acidity cuts through.
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.