Made from Aragonês—the southern Portuguese name for Tinta Roriz, also called Tempranillo in Spain—this wine is one of a series of limited-production, single-variety wines. Structured tannins and ample fruit on the palate match with the inherent smoothness that is typical of the grape. It is a deliciously rich wine that balances power with elegance. Drink from 2018.
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.