The Alfrocheiro grape is a native to Portugal, found in the Dão and in the Beiras in the center of the country. This is a good example of its anise aromas and juicy ripe strawberry with mint character, not showing huge tannins, but with a touch of pepper.
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.