Syrah performs well in the hot, dry climate of Alentejo. This is a perfumed wine, richly tannic although the tannins are cushioned by the red fruits, spice and fresh acidity. It is ready to drink now.
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.