A blend of Malvasia Fina and the great local grape Encruzado, this rich, wood-aged wine is perfumed and offers great fruitiness. Citrus and green plum fruits mingle with pineapple. The texture and the light toast give weight and add another dimension. The wine can be drunk now, but will be better from 2015.
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.