The climate of the region north of Lisbon is oceanic, as in Bordeaux, so it's no surprise that Cabernet Sauvignon works well here. The wine has tannins and black currant flavors, along with a very ripe character giving weight.
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.