This wine, with impressive intensity for a red Vinho Verde, is ripe in attractive red berry flavors alongside crisp acidity. It is fruity, soft and ready to drink. Wines called Pardusco were exported from Portugal to England in the 14th century.
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.