Firmly tannic wine, a blend of two naturally tannic grapes. Their acidity provides a counter-balance, giving a black fruit underlay, spice from wood and a dry as well as juicy aftertaste.
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.