Chardonnay and the local Fernão Pires give a broad and soft wine. It's lightly perfumed and equally lightly textured. Gentle and ready to drink, it's smooth and rounded at the end, perfect as an apéritif.
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.