On the tannic side of Gamay, this could be young Pinot Noir in its mineral structure and solid texture. It is a wine for aging with its black plum and spice flavors, with the acidity lighting up the 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.