The wonderful combination of ripe fruit and acidity makes 2011 such a good white wine Burgundy vintage. This is an excellent example, with yellow fruit and toast flavors that are cut through with a intensely refreshing tang of lemon and orange zest. Drinkable when young, it is going to age, certainly until 2022.
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.