From the mountainous far east of Portugal, the dense, granite feel of this wine is palpable and potent. It has weight, balanced by intense acidity, stalky black currant fruits and a core of dark, firm tannins. Age this concentrated wine for at least 3–4 years.
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.