Soft and lightly smoky, round and ripe, this wine has flavors of black currant and blueberry, plus a touch of wood and gentle acidity. Coteaux Bourguignons is the new appellation that replaces the rather derogatory-sounding Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire.
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.