From the coastal region around Bandol, this is a crisp, salty wine. It has the brightest lemon fruits and some herbaceousness. The tangy texture needs to soften, so wait until the end of 2014 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.