A soft and ripe wine with gentle tannins and spicy black currant fruit, this tastes dry and has fine acidity and a juicy aftertaste. The name is a reminder that the vineyards are close to the Atlantic Ocean.
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.