The single vineyard Grassnitzberg offers some warmth to the naturally herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. There's crisp acidity to be sure, but this serious, complex wine is rounded with tropical fruits and a rich texture. Very fresh now, it needs 2–4 years to age. Glass stopper.
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.