Cortes de Cima's Petit Verdot is one of a handful of Portugese wines made from this grape. This is a big, bold, dark-colored wine, perfumed with mint and herb. It's very ripe and rich, with a chunky, jammy texture. It's not for long aging—give it 2–3 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.