A popular wine in Portugal, this is ripe, full of black fruits and with a lightly stalky aftertaste. It is rich and fruity, softly tannic with a full-bodied structure. It is easy to drink young.
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.