This Alvarinho, grown in the southern part of the Vinho Verde region, has richness as well as typical peach and pear flavors. The acidity comes through with its citrus edge to give a crisp aftertaste to a ripe-fruit flavored wine.
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.