One of the Dão's local grapes, Alfrocheiro gives this ripe, smooth and juicy fruit. The essential mineral tannins of the region are ameliorated by the rich berry flavors and great acidity. This wine is ready to drink, although it will be better from 2016.
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.