The surprisingly versatile Touriga Nacional has been used for this ripe and perfumed wine. It is balanced between apple and apricot fruits and tangy, tightly textured acidity. There is a touch of tannin as reminder that it's made from a red grape. 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.