After searching for a cool climate for vines, Hans Jorgensen planted only two miles from the Atlantic Ocean south of Lisbon. This Alvarinho is as fresh as if it came from the far north of Portugal. It is bright with citrus and rich, as befits an Alvarinho. Hints of apricot and spice finish this attractive wine. 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.