Rede is at the western, cooler end of the Douro vineyards and it shows in the fresh feel to this wine. The tannins are softer as well, creating a wine that is much more about fruit than about structure. Black fruits show well freshened with acidity and balanced with the dry, final tannins. Drink from 2017.
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.