It's rare to find a Douro white made from Rabigato, which is normally found in a regional blend. It produces a crisp, apple and green pear flavored wine that is attractive, drawing much of its character from the fact the vines are 40-years-old. The wine is fresh, tangy and ready to drink.
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.