Bringing out the austerity of the Dão, this is a sinewy wine. It has black currant fruits, packed with juicy acidity. The tannins give a taut, dry core, very mineral and steely.
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.