Two rounded, ripe varietals give a rich, smooth wine. It has just a touch of perfume from Fernão Pires, made ripe by the creamy Chardonnay. Pear fruit is cut with balanced acidity. 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.