DFJ is a combination of the initials of the two owners—Dino Ventura and Fausto Ferraz—and those of winemaker José Neiva. The Grand'Arte range consists of single-varietal wines grown in the company's 148-acre vineyard. This wine, with its aromas of pepper and herbs, and its powerful black cherry flavors and vanilla layers, is stunning. —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.