Described as medium sweet, this is soft and sugary, its tannins at an awkward angle to the soft surroundings. This style works better with the rosé and white versions of Portada.
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.