Named “new world” to recognize Portugal's great contribution to discovery, the wine itself is more traditional. It is a ripe blend of local varieties, fully integrated with black currant fruits and just a hint of a dry core of tannins. Drink now.
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.