Smooth, soft and powerfully rounded, this is made from concentrated grapes grown in the hot eastern Alentejo. Flavors of spice, black plum and rich damson jelly abound. The tannins and acids provide a gentle thrust at the end.
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.