Almost tropical in flavor, this is a rich style of Alvarinho. It comes from the vineyards around the house of Quinta da Aveleda. Some wood aging has given the wine extra weight and richness as well as allowing it to age. At the end, the acidity and toast combine beautifully. Drink from 2016.
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.