There is a strongly rustic character to this wine. The fruit seems to have disappeared. and the wine is tough right through. Maceration took place in traditional concrete vats; malolactic fermentation and aging in barrels, 25% new oak.
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.