This is a Portuguese classic, made for at least 20 years. A blend of Trincadeira, Aragonês, Castelão and a whole basketful of other local grapes, it's a big, generous wine with bags of ripe, soft fruits. A long streak of tannin gives structure but the overall effect is open and fruity. —R.V.
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.