A blend of Zweigelt and the more tannic structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The wine is powerful, darkly tannic with solid chocolate and black berry fruit characters. The acidity is layered into the sweet flavors, adding to the complex texture.
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.