The grape gives a pale rosé color and a fine perfumed jasmine aroma that follows through on to the palate. The aftertaste has just the right amount of crisp acidity to balance. This rare grape is planted in the Setúbal vineyards of José Maria da Fonseca.
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.