A selection of parcels and barrels produce a firmly concentrated, ageworthy wine. This is a collaboration between Portuguese Douro producer Dirk van de Niepoort and Austrian consultant and winemaker Dorli Muhr. The wine has a dark, mineral, almost tense character, powered by firm, dry tannins, along with wood spice and a final dusty texture. Age for 3–4 years. Imported by Martine's Wines.
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.