Planting Alvarinho in the Lisboa region, many miles south of its native Minho, could be risky. But winemaker José Neiva Correia took a chance on the ocean-climate similarities and the result is a wine that's as fresh and crisp as possible. Citrus, green plums and lively acidity all come together in a wine that has a bright, spicy aftertaste.
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.