The historic Port house of Delaforce has now launched its own Douro table wines, and this Alvarinho is soft and fruity. It has a creamy initial texture followed by touches of vanilla and quince. This is not for aging, so drink it 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.