Made from the Loureiro grape in the Lima valley of northern Portugal, this wood-aged wine is far from the Vinho Verde from neighboring producers. It's full, spicy, rich, and smooth. Yes, there is fine citrus acidity, but that's at the service of a beautiful, complex texture. Age for another year.
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.