From the far south of Alsace, Steinbach is known for its Pinot Noir. This wine has the right ripeness, perhaps almost excessive. It has intense black cherry and red berry fruits lying under the high toast wood. Beware the wax stopper that defeats a corkscrew.
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.