There is no mistaking the purple chequered bottle of this wine. In its just off-dry character, it retains a light crispness, fresh apples and a soft, fruity feel. An attractive tang at the end makes it a good apéritif.
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.