Part of a series highlighting the principal varieties of the Douro, this wine is made from the grape that is known as Tempranillo in Spain. It is structured and dense, with red-berry fruits and the beginnings of the smooth texture more familiar with the grape. The mineral texture and acidity give further complexity. Drink from 2018.
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.