That the Syrah performs well in the Alentejo is proved by producer after producer. Here it has produced a big, beefy wine, full of black, silky fruits, concentrated ripe fruits and floating perfumes.
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.