Touched by the ocean breezes, this vineyard has long ripening, cool-climate characteristics. And this blend of Castelão, Camarate, Tinta Miúda and Touriga Nacional is elegant, with soft, velvet tannins balancing well with the plum skin and the refreshing acidity. It all holds together very well.
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.