A soft wine, named to commemorate a famous 1665 Portuguese victory against Spain, it is made to be drunk young. With its ripe red fruits and gentle tannins, the wine is generous and rounded with just the right amount of acidity at the end. Drink now.
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.