Named after the mistress of Portugual's King João V who lived at this estate, the wine is a super-ripe expression of the warmth of an Alentejo wine. It is a powerful, structured although the tannins are surrounded by ripe berry and damson fruit flavors. It is ready to drink.
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.