An intensely herbal and ageworthy wine, this has tight acidity and a very fresh gooseberry character. With its intensity of flavor, it has something in common with New World Sauvignon Blanc—except this has terroir-driven minerality on the finish.
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.