The Aragonês is the Alentejo's name for the Spanish Tempranillo.This 100% version, with its huge, solid tannins, and layers of spicy wood, is definitely a hot climate wine. It has richness and ripe, almost new world flavors, while still preserving some element of tannin and dryness which would support some aging.
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.