The name of the wine goes back to the 15th century when it was exported to the Portuguese colonies. It is an iconic wine in Portugal; the white is a blend of Antão Vaz and Arinto. Aged in wood, it has density and concentration as well as opulent yellow fruit and pear flavors. It is a beautiful wine, rich while also so stylish. Drink from 2018.
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.