With only 5% of Pinot Noir in the blend, this is essentially a ripe, cherry-flavored Gamay. As such it is fruity, soft in the tannins and bright with acidity. Made to be drunk young, it is ready 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.