A new joint venture between winemaker Jorge Moreira and owner the Bergqvist family, both of Quinta de la Rosa. The vineyard is in the remote Douro Superior. You can certainly smell the dry heat in this young wine. To taste it has a Port-like smoothness overlying its dry tannins. The fruit is sweet, succulent, layered with blackberry jam and dark berries.
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.