Floral, spicy, fresh, crisp, with delicious green fruit and citrus flavors: this is a lively light wine which makes a great aperitif. A blend of Ugni Blanc, Colombard (to give the floral character) and just 5% of Gros Manseng (for the richness and the spice), here's a wine that is just plain easy to drink. The Grassa family, who farm 2,100 acres of vines in Gascony are pioneers of this typical south-west France blend.
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.