This wine is made from new plantings at Roriz, which is controlled by a partnership of the Symington family and João van Zeller. A blend of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barroca, it was matured in French oak. It's a big, generous, fruity wine and plenty of dusty tannins and bright fruit give a big, structured feel. —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.