Dominated by Tinta Roriz, this smooth, red fruited wine is ripe on the palate. Tannins come from wood aging as much as the ripe strawberry and red currant fruits. It has a smoky finish that is laced with acidity.
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.