A rich wine, it adds a finely textured dimension to the red fruitiness and fresh acidity. With complex fruits, structure as well as the attractive crispness, it's a dry wine, best drunk with food.
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.