The Lisboa region's vineyards are a playground for so many varieties. Chardonnay in this cool area is very Burgundian, balancing ripe yellow fruits with a crisper, mineral character, supported here by wood aging. There's a touch of butter to contrast with the final acidity.
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.