Tradition relates that an angel rested briefly on the slopes of the vineyard owned now by Monique Mestre and Yannick Gasparri. The wine from these 80-year-old vines certainly has a heavenly length to it, full of hugely ripe Grenache which bursts out of the glass. There are also big, tough tannins which promise long aging.
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.