Pineau d'Aunis vines planted in 1920 by the grandfather of the estate's current owner have produced a smooth, ripe and spicy wine. It has some red fruits and acidity, but the edge of tannins in the texture gives the wine its real character. Drink now.
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.