From one of the hottest (chaudes) parts of the Roches Neuves vineyard, this wine shows great structure and a density of fruit flavors, packed with spice and rich tannins. It is a powerful wine, many miles away from the lightweight Saumur-Champigny of tradition.
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.