Packed with all the ripe fruit of the Alentejo, this warm, full-bodied wine is generous and round. Black-fruit tones dominate, balanced by perfumed acidity and a smooth texture from the high proportion of Aragon (Tempranillo). It is ready to drink, although it will improve at least until 2017.
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.