The proximity of the vineyard to the sea gives this wine an almost salty, certainly tangy character. It also brings out acidity and a cool fruitiness. The wine is ripe, poised and balanced with a crisp edge of final acidity. Drink now.
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.