Characteristic spiciness and grape flavors show well in this dry wine. There is an apple leanness about the texture, but the acidity gives it freshness, and a crisp 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.