Very soft, this offers generous white fruits, with a rounded, open structure. It rolls around the mouth, opulent and full. This is very typical of Simmonet-Febvre's Vaillons, which goes for richness rather than structure.
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.