Named after an 18th century Marquesa, who played a big role in Portuguese politics of the time, this wine, with its wood aging and and fine citrus character, is textured with a strong gravel minerality. It has acidity both from wood and from fruit to lift the fruit and toastiness. Drink now.
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.