On the face of it, this is an unlikely combination. But the ripeness of the Chardonnay and crisper, perfumed Alvarinho go well together, a wine that shows richness and lightness, as well as pear and lemon flavors. The finishing acidity is very refreshing.
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.