One of the many inexpensive wines from Aliança, Alabastro has an earthy feel, chunky and fruity. At the same time, it also has richness, perfumed tannins and attractive spicy acidity.
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.