This is a lively, fruity wine with good acidity and a delicious fresh and tangy streak. It is textured with acidity and a steely, youthful character. Drink soon for its full, fresh character. The property has been in the Ballande family since the early 19th century. Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc production from 10 acres is overseen by consultant Denis Dubourdieu.
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.