The Arinto grape makes full-bodied white wines, sometimes just a touch creamy. This wine is typical, with rich flavors balanced with some apple skin acidity and tannins, but showing a wide open, creamy texture. There's just a touch of wood.
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.