From the south of Vinho Verde, close to the Douro, this is a lively and fresh wine, bright with acidity and lifted by its prickle on the tongue. It is dry, although a soft touch of baked apple gives a gentle, fruity aftertaste.
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.