The wine comes from the La Madone vineyard just below the small chapel on the hill in Fleurie. It is a solid cru wine, with tannins and dark-berry fruits as well as acidity. There is a strong mineral element here, along with concentration and the ability to age. Drink from mid-2017.
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.