Petit Manseng, just beginning to get its rightful recognition, produces superb sweet wines that avoid any sense of cloying, instead offering honey flavors in a fresh, fragrant context. Here it performs superbly with lively acidity and a bright, if sweet, aftertaste.
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.