In the local language, the name means “old vines,” and this wine comes from a parcel of 60-year-old vines. This is impressive, rich and structured, with a wild range of toasty, smoky flavors as well as apricot, green plum and kumquat finished with an herbaceous edge. Needs aging.
Charles Neal Selections
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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.