A traditional style of Alentejo wine, which pushes dry tannins as much as fruit. It is solid, dark, intense, powered by its structure, the fruit coming way behind. It is always going to be a tannic wine, but it makes a great partner with rich winter stews.
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.