Franz Hirtzberger tells us about harvest dates on his back labels: the fruit for this wine was harvested up to November 21, the result of the cool year. But the late harvest has brought out a wonderful richness of fruit flavors, the wine packed with spice, yellow fruits, livened up by sweet acidity. For aging—give it four years at least.
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.