Wood-aged Arinto in the right hands, as here, gives an opulently ripe wine that hints at the richness of Chardonnay. Yellow fruit, pear skin and a touch of toast are beautifully combined to give a full and complex wine that can age. Drink from 2014.
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.