As its name indicates, “barriques” (barrels), this is that rare Pinot Blanc that is aged in wood. There's a mere hint of toast, the main thrust of this delicious wine being its pear and honeyed apple flavors, with acidity cutting through at the end.
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.