Full, rich, quite heavy in style, this is only just brut, with its crushed strawberry flavor and low acidity. It works, as a fine wine for a red-fruit dessert, the balance remaining right up to the very soft aftertaste.
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.