The Rolle grape (known as Vermentino in nearby Corsica) has the ability to produce rich wine, as it did here. The acidity is still there balanced with the ripe yellow fruits, generous texture and spicy southern warmth. This is a wine for food, ready to drink now.
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.