The 73-acre Quinta das Maias, under the same ownership as Quinta dos Roques, is located on the slopes of Portugal's highest mountain range, the Serra da Estrela. The Jaen vines planted there have produced a densely fruity wine, dark purple in color, with rich, black, juicy fruit. Flavors of cranberries and dry tannins come along with firm wood, but dominating it all is richness. —R.V.
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.