Earthy, meaty aromas are a prominent character of this single varietal wine. They are balanced by very ripe, raspberry flavors with a layer of dry tannin. This is an open, fresh wine that would be great with barbecues.
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.