Warm wood and spicy flavors are the hallmark of this smooth, elegant Blaufränkisch. The ripe fruit flavors show black plums, dark figs, and cranberry tannins. The wood, polishing the rough edges of minerality, fits the texture well.
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.