Not many Douro whites get the heavy bottle treatment like this fine wood-aged wine. It is a half-and-half blend of Gouveio and Viosinho, ripe and with layers of toast and intense yellow fruits as well as citrus acidity. It is just ready to drink although it will be better 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.