The Devillard family has created a line of negociant wines, made from purchased grapes. This wine is properly crisp and mineral. It also has ripe yellow fruits and a perfumed floral character. It is still bursting with young fruit and will be better as it broadens out, so drink from 2017.
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.