This brand, first produced in 1881, has been among the most famous in Portugal. In its latest manifestation, it has a fresh red fruit character, smooth, with light acidity and soft tannins. There is a burst of juicy flavors that promises easy drinking.
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.