For an Alvarinho this is surprisingly herbaceous, bearing a green cut-grass aroma and lemon and pink grapefruit flavors. As the wine fills out over the next year, it will probably show more of the grape's creamed apple and pear flavors.
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.