The quinta of la Rosa is perched dramatically on the north bank of the Douro close to Pinhão. The house itself has great views of the river. This LBV is attractively fruity, with sweetness, generosity and soft tannins. Flavor of sweet chocolate and dried fruits make it very appealing. —R.V.
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.