This producer has a well-deserved reputation for preserving rare vines varieties. In this case, the Petit Courbu and the even rarer Arrufiac are blended with the more familiar Gros Manseng. It is a dry wine although the perfumed acidity and the crisp clean pear and apricot flavors give it a soft, ripe character. Drink the wine now.
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.