Hydropathe means someone who reacts against water, presumably preferring wine. From hard against the slopes of Mount Sainte-Vicoire, this is a structured, rich and fruity wine. It reveals a strong citrus element as well as red fruits and a strongly mineral texture.
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.