From vineyards in the far eastern end of the Douro, this wine reflects the huge ripeness that comes from that hot land. It is mineral-driven, packed with sweet plum fruits, very ripe, spiced with new wood and concentrated. Age for 3–4 years.
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.