Dense color is the character of the Sousão grape, and this wine—almost black—exhibits that character very well. For taste, cherry juice, cranberry and chewy tannins are sharpened by acidity.
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.