Ripe, smooth and gold in color, this is a nectar-like wine. It has a honeyed note and a dry edge from botrytis, with an opulent, complex texture. It also has lively acidity that offers the purest expression of Petit Manseng. A great wine to drink at the end of a meal, or with a rich terrine at the start.
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.