Known as Graciano in Spain, this variety is rare in Portugal. Here in the far west of the country, it has produced a deep-colored, firmly structured wine. Despite the three years' aging, the wine is still very solid, dark and full of tannins and black-plum-skin fruits. It needs to age more, so drink from 2019.
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.