Vendange Manuelle (hand harvesting) is a good way of sorting the best grapes in the vineyard. Here it has produced a ripe, full-bodied pear flavored wine, attractively shot through with acidity that points up the creamy, soft texture. Screwcap.
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.