The name refers to the very dry, stony vineyard which gives intense, small-berried fruit. The tannins are ripe, the fruit has sweet jelly flavors and vibrant fresh acidiy to balance.
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.