Named after the steeply sloping vineyard, the wine is cool, crisp with tight cherry flavors. It is lined with acidity and some tannins. The wine will need another few months to soften out and become richer.
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.