With a little addition of the local grapes Camaralet and Lauzet, this Gros Manseng-dominated wine is aromatic and spicy, packed with green-fruit acidity. The texture has a creamed-pear smoothness to contrast with the acidity. This will be delicious in a 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.