These two great grape varieties make interesting partners. The rich Alvarinho with its apples and cream character balances the perfumed, spicy Viognier to give a harmonious whole. It is a delicious wine, ready to drink.
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.