One of two grapes found exclusively in Thermenregion (the other is Rotgipfler), Zierfandler, as here, produces floral wines with intense acidity. This wine is bright, lemon and pear fruits cutting the texture. There is just a touch of sweetness to balance all the acidity.
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.