A selection of Castelão grapes gives a wine of greater power than the normal Periquita. The wood flavors marry well with the crisp red fruits, and tarry flavors give complexity to the aftertaste. —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.