After Verdelho, Loureiro is the other fine Vinho Verde grape. Here it gives crisp lemon acidity that goes with a bright fruitiness and a tight, mineral texture that comes from the granite soil. Drink this fresh wine 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.