This is a single vineyard wine, a blend of the local red Baga grape with a small percentage of white grapes. The white grapes are there to smooth the natural tannins in the Baga and they succeed, so the wine is structured but rounded and with delicious red fruits and acidity as well as dry core. It is ready to drink.
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.