This is the first vintage from the Malhadinha Nova vineyard in the southern Alentejo. This wine, a blend of Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Aragonês and Alicante Bouschet, is one of an impressive range. With its deep, black fruits, smooth tannins and touch of vanilla, it is ready to drink, but should age over the next 2-3 years.
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.