A soft, but spicy wine made from the Portuguese version of Tempranillo, giving rounded, silky tannins, balanced with fresh red berry fruits. With its acid highlights, it needs time to calm down, but it should be attractively ripe in one year.
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.