This is a rich wine, a reminder of the warmth of the Alentejo. That's reinforced by the cork label made from the other major product of the region. It is perfumed, smooth and with hints of apricots as well as brighter pear flavors. 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.