Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc often compete for the herbaceous stakes. Here, though, there is an added element of warmth, with ripe yellow fruits and just a touch of honey. It makes for a delicious, ready-to-drink wine.
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.