Light and fresh, this relies on its clean lines, even with that slightly funky edge of Pinot Noir. It has its pure red fruit flavors and acidity; the tannins suggest structure, offering some firm, food-friendly tastes.
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.