Targé, with its caves hewn out of the chalk cliffs, makes a classic Saumur-Champigny. This wine reflects the vintage, fresh and fruity, but with a layer of smoky tannins. The aftertaste is of cranberry skins.
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.