The local Beira grape, Maria Gomes, makes a star turn in this apricot and peach flavored wine. The ripe fruit is cut by fresh, crisp lime juice, adding crispness. A final tang of orange completes the picture.
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.