Smooth, rich, velvet-textured wine, named after the Fino family that owns Monte da Penha. It shows dense fruit and sweet, juicy tannins. Behind this richness is a fresh layer of acidity. A finely structured wine, the juiciness of Alicante Bouschet dominant here.
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.