Red sparkling wines are an acquired taste, and this is no exception. With an initial taste like black currant cordial it then reveals hard tannins that make it a tough wine to enjoy.
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.