From the homeland of Alvarinho in the Monção region in the north of Vinho Verde, the wine is rich and mineral with touches of wood fermentation adding spice. It is textured, full of juicy fruit at the end. Drink now.
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.