Part of Lionel Osmin's collection of weird and wacky southwest grapes, the Prunelard, one of the parents of Malbec, is produced in small quantities in Gaillac and the surrounding area. The wine is dark in color, with spicy aromas, black plums and intense acidity. Drink this wine young for its bold fruitiness.
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.