Tinta Roriz (in Spanish Tempranillo) is recognized in the Douro as a great table wine grape, and this big-hearted wine is good proof. It is surprisingly elegant for its weight and alcohol, a smoothness coming from wood aging. The fruits are black cherry and black plum skin, with tannins showing a tight, mineral edge. For aging.
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.