High-acid red wine is not for everyone, but this one—dry, stalky and light—is a genuine example of a wine that has always had a following in northern Portugal, great for pairing with fresh sardines. Think that way, and it's more than just a curiosity.
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.