The local version of the Spanish Tempranillo, this is a firm, but wood- tinged wine, a core of acidity and black skin flavors giving a dense concentration to the wine, and contrasting with the great finishing acidity.
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.