One of a series of single-varietal wines from Vilacentinho, this Loureiro shows the fresh lemon character of the grape. That goes along with white peach and pineapple to give a crisp wine that also hints at a more exotic series of flavors. A light prickle on the tongue makes it very refreshing.
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.