With 50% of Arinto in the blend, this is rounder and richer in taste than many Vinhos Verdes. It does also have a crisp edge that comes from the citrus tang. The general effect is bright while full in the mouth from the delicious fruit. 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.