An easy, fresh, ripe style, with dried fruits and a perfume note that is spoiled by the rubber character and some old wood. Anybody who stays in Portugal's pousadas, the state-run hotels, will have had this brand.
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.