A nonvintage wine based around the 2012 vintage (R stands for Récolte or harvest), this ripe wine is dominated by Pinot Noir. It has good balance between yellow and pear flavors and crisp citrus acidity. The tangy, mineral texture binds everything together. It is ready to drink.
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.