The relatively cool climate of the Atlantic coast of Alentejo is very conducive to the Alvarinho with its northern roots. This is a refreshing crisp, nervy wine full of both acidity and citrus flavors. There is a more tropical hint at the back of the wine to add richness. 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.