The chalk soil of the Cova da Ursa vineyard, high up on the Azeitão mountains, yields this rich, tropical-fruited Chardonnay. It is ripe with apricot and mango flavors that are smoothed out by the wood aging. Toast and fresh acidity are still balancing out, so this impressive wine needs to age. 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.