An earthy, rustic blend of Aragonez and Castelão grapes, soft and ripe, touched with black figs and plum skins. For a hearty stew, this is certainly a fine wine, but there's nothing sophisticated about it.
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.