Grown in the sandy soil of Tejo, far from the granite of northern Portugal, this Alvarinho is broad but light, and attractively perfumed. It has light tannins, lime and apricot fruit and a zesty aftertaste. 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.