The natural earthiness of Castelão shows through this soft and ripe blended wine. It's smoothly textured and juicy, although that barnyard feel doesn't quite go away. Drink now for its fresh acidity and easy fruit.
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.