From Vendôme on the River Loir north of the Loire itself, this is a dry, lightly perfumed wine with a tight tannic edge as well as bright citrus and pink grapefruit flavors. A rosé for food.
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.