Produced from Touriga Nacional, the main red variety in Dão, this wine is lean, mineral, with austere tannins that need time to soften. It has a core of dry black fruit skins that sit with the black berry flavors and a chalky texture. Definitely a food wine.
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.