While Jurançon wines are sweet, it is the freshness that is beautiful. So there are honey and orange marmalade flavors to give the sweetness and hint at botrytis. Against that is a poised, ethereal acidity and citrus tang. Together they make a beautiful wine that can age. Drink now, but better from 2018.
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.