This is a serious and impressive wine. The tannins are dark and concentrated, with firm black fig, damson and berry fruits, balanced with acidity. It is powerful, with all the best qualities of Blaufränkisch on view. Age for 1–2 years.
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.