An excellent example of the Blaufränkisch grape, Wolfgang Reisner's 2004 from the Hochberg vineyard shows all the right soft tannins, rich juicy fruit, with a touch of earthiness along with the black cherry and wood flavors.
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.