Made from the Gouveio grapes, one of the Douro white grapes, this has weight and some richness. The acidity is a balancing but not a domiNAt factor. Ripe apples and a citrus edge go with a feel of some bottle age.
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.