This wine, from remote Basque vineyards in the Pyrénées mountains, is a blend of Petit and Gros Manseng and Petit Courbu. It is very aromatic, with fascinating smoky, white fruits and honeyed mix of flavors. There is a textured character, tangy as well as ripe. Drink now.
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.