This light wine is gently fruity and with the minimum of tannins. It is juicy with acidity and red-berry fruits. The partial wood aging has smoothed out the ripe blend of most of the major grapes of the Douro. Drink now.
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.