Maranges, south of the Côte de Beaune, is still finding its place and style. This wine, pleasingly firm Pinot Noir with solid tannins, may give a clue, with its slightly rustic, bitter edge and sweet black fig flavors. The acidity is sweet, coming through the bright red fruits. Imported by Robert Kacher Imports.
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.