Garrafeira in Portugal means a special selection, and this wine, from low yielding vines, has an impressive concentration. Its dark chocolate and mature spice flavors are just part of a powerfully fruity wine, all dark plum skins and sweet acidity. Ready to drink now, but could age.
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.