From this old vineyard, producer Jean-Jacques Mélinand has selected the oldest vines to make this wine. The result is a solid, firmly structured wine that will take several years to fully develop. It is intensely textured, with layers of acidity and red fruits hinting at a crisper, fruity future. Drink the wine from 2018.
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.