This blend of Merlot and Blaufränkisch allows the ripe Merlot to soften the natural structure of Blaufränkisch and bring out juicy, open, generous flavors. With berry fruits to the fore, rounded tannins, a touch of wood and final sweet acidity, this is a wine that will soon be ready to drink.
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.