Finely balanced, elegant wine, its acidity deliciously integrated with firm tannins and red berry fruits. There is the potential for aging here, with the mineral edge from the chalk (calcário) soil, but it is very 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.