Perhaps with a nod to the battlefields of the Napoleonic wars fought in this region north of Lisbon, this is a crisp, apple- and lime-flavored wine. It has bright acidity and a delicate texture, with notes of pear skin and grapefruit. Drink now.
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.