Made from Caladoc and Tinta Roriz, this is a polished, while still fresh, wine. It's acidity points up the juicy berry fruits, the tannins almost an afterthought in this balanced, structured wine.
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.