Rich, dusty tannins and concentrated sweet fruit give this wine a great start. Then pile in the balanced flavors of blackberry jelly and herbs and here is something that is very complete. Acidity to finish leaves freshness. It is named after the latitude of Fitou in the mountains of southern France.
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.