The typical burly character of Trincadeira is evident here. It is smoothed by wood aging and given extra richness with the powerful berry fruits and dark tannins. An attractive, early drinking, juicy wine.
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.