This wine is rich, nutty with crisp green fruits and a clean, pure acidity. It is still on the young side, only just beginning to hint at a more toasty character. From vines planted high above the Douro for the freshness, it's a wine to drink now or age in bottle until the end of 2015.
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.