It may be labeled Nouveau, but this wine is hardly ready for drinking at this early stage after the harvest. It is a properly structured wine, which shows relatively ripe berries and a gush of lively fruit and acidity. It is worth keeping until the end of the year.
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.