The balance between ripe sweetness and acidity that comes from Petit Manseng shows so well here. There are ripe pineapple and white-peach flavors that are filled out with honey and a dry edge. The wine is delicious now, although it will age and will be better from 2018.
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.