This is a brand, created in the 19th century that had almost disappeared until rescued in the last decade. This Vintage comes from 40 to 60-year-old vines in the Douro Superior, giving a wine with soft tannins and great fruit concentration. It is floral from the Touriga Nacional with fine acidity to balance the ripe, sweet fruit. Drink from 2025.
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.