This is a wine that shows strong minerality but not much fruitiness. It has acidity, and is textured with a chalky mouthfeel, but the fruit character is subdued, making this a wine that is very crisp and tight.
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.