This is dry, but not quite bone dry. The richness of the smooth Pinot Noir is enough to round out the crisp apple and lime flavors, giving it a wonderful brightness. It could be aged, though its freshness makes it drinkable 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.