Given the crispness of much white Loire 2007, this vintage of demi-sec from Domaine du Petit Coteau is better than the sec. It just needs that flavor of white pear juice, smoothing out the acidity, emphasizing nuts, with the taut, mineral structure an added complexity.
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.