The company that makes Dow's Port entered the table wine market with the release of this wine and the joint venture Chryseia. Charles Symington's experience in the Rioja vineyards shows through in this attractive, ripe, juicy wine, whose name refers to the Douro wind. This seems designed for great rustic eating. Best Buy. —R.V.
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.