Even in inland Alentejo, the Portuguese think of the ocean and of seafaring. This smooth, fruity wine, with its soft tannins and touch of spice, is ready to drink. With a round texture, rich berry fruits and balanced acidity, it is a fine, fruity wine for 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.