Partly wood-aged, this Alvarinho gives a smooth southern take on this northern Portuguese grape. It brings out apricot and pineapple fruits as well as the more typical lemon flavors. The acidity remains in place to give a crisp, tight aftertaste.
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.