Also known for its sparkling wines, the small region of Bucelas, just north of Lisbon, specializes in Arinto. This rich wine brings out the citrus and white fruits of the grape along with an extra depth of flavor that will allow it to age. Drink now, but also wait until 2016.
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.