The local grape, Tinta Miúda, combines well with classic Cabernet Sauvignon to give a wine that has sweet black-currant aromas and dense, dark fruit with elegance as well as ripe tannins. Best Buy. —R.V.
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.