This is a great Alvarinho, full of ripe and creamy fruit that is so pure and crisp while bringing out a tight, mineral character. From the north of Vinho Verde, across the river from Spain, this shows the texture of the granite soil combined with the exceptional ripeness of the fruit. Age for a year, drink from the end of 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.