The two white grapes of the coastal Bairrada region in central Portugal are blended to give a ripe, crisp and creamy wine. Fragrant Maria Gomes is known as Fernão Pires in other parts of Portugal. Its acidity fits perfectly into this smooth textured wine that 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.