The Höhereck vineyard is close to Dürnstein castle, where the English king Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in the 12th century. This Smaragd, richly endowed with yellow fruits, fennel and delicious acidity, is keen to escape from the glass, bringing a waft of hedgerow flowers and a final layer of spice. Imported by Blue Danube Wine Co.
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.