The top cuvée from this fine cooperative is rich, dominated by Pinot Noir to give a full-bodied feel. Fruit flavors of ripe apple and pink grapefruit give sophistication, along with toast and yeast. Worth aging for 4–5 years, but delicious 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.