While the wine, with its wood aging, does take away the fresh varietal character of the Arinto, it offers a rich, full and spicy wine that is stylish and well balanced. It has a firm, mineral character that cuts through the opulent texture to produce a wine that is ripe and ready to drink.
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.