This is a blend dominated by 85% Touriga Nacional from a single vineyard near the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The relatively cool climate shows in the crisp red fruits and the strongly mineral texture. The wine has an obvious aptitude to age further with its tannins and acidity still prominent, so drink from late 2018.
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.