From central Portugal, here is a dark, firm wine, perfumed with hints of violets and given depth of flavor by the year's wood aging. A warm, big-hearted wine with a solid core.
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.