In his continual quest for unusual blends, DFJ winemaker José Neiva has come up with this mix of the Vinho Verde grape Alvarinho and Chardonnay. When it is young, as here, the fresh, crisp Alvarinho dominates, giving lively, vibrant green-fruit flavors. Some weight underneath hints at the Chardonnay.
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.