This widely found local grape has produced a crisp, wine full complex berry and black fruits that are balanced with tannins. Richly structured, the wine is held together by the tannins and by the bright acidity typical of the grape. 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.