A lean, somewhat austere wine that emphasizes tight tannins and minerality. The fruit is firm, but at the same time both slightly oxidized and edging towards green. The result is a set of flavors that definitely demands 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.