In the Tejo region, Alvarinho loses its specific mineral and ripe creamy texture. What is has instead is intense fruitiness. Green and white fruits fill the glass with a fresh and youthful character. It's bright, crisp and ready to 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.