Castelão is the grape of the Setúbal peninsula, which includes Palmela. This big, chunky, fruity wine gives a rich, maturing character, perfumed with layers of wood. Smoky and meaty, it is ready to drink.
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.