For an Alentejo wine, this is surprisingly light, fresh and poised. Yes, there is rich raisiny fruit. but it is easily balanced by a thread of acidity that winds through. The tannins are soft, the fruit juicy.
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.