This shows fine balance between its fragrant red fruits and firm tannins. It is a testament to how structured a Fleurie can be, with its acidity cutting through the firm structure. This is for aging for four years, when it will become round, with a rich texture.
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.