Sometimes it seems the Portuguese winemakers make random blends. This 50-50 blend of Pinot Noir and Touriga Nacional is a case in point. Yet, the first grape softens the second to make a wine that is easy, ripe and ready to drink. The finish, with its touches of toast, is well balanced by acidity. So the random works. Drink from 2018.
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.