This is Piper's style of making extra dry wines. Its pale raspberry color suggests a party wine, but to taste it is more raw than pretty, with high acids and light green flavors. It doesn't hang together, with the fruit struggling to get through the acidity.
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.