The mountain vineyards of Nespereira give a firm, mineral-driven wine, dark and intense, while never heavy. The acidity holds the balance of freshness between the dense tannins and the black currant fruits.
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.