Aged in wood, this wine has richness and weight even though it loses some of the fruitiness of the Zierfandler and Rotgipfler grapes that make up the blend. It is smooth, rounded, and just hinting at a more tangy character. A wine like this needs another year to fully integrate. Screwcap.
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.