Pécharmant produces some of the most dense reds of Bergerac, and this wine from Ancienne Cure shows some of the same character in a more fruity version. Black fruits and firm tannins are layered with forward acidity to give a wine that will be approachable this year.
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.