The advantage of this fat, ultrasweet wine is the streak of acidity which runs through it. The downside is the curious foxy aroma that is sometimes a character of this rare grape variety.
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.