Syrah is a grape with a great future in the Alentejo, according to João Portugal Ramos. This wine shows that potential. Soft and rich with fine perfumes and some mineral character, it is full, powerful and immediately appealing. There is some wood, but it just underlines the rich fruit.
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.