A ripe, spicy and juicy wine that has good acidity and balanced tannins. It's a blend: the smooth character of the Aragonez (aka Tempranillo) combines with the more tannic firmness of Cabernet Sauvignon. Together, they produce a fruity, structured wine that 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.