A smooth, creamed and rounded wine, hinting at almonds, pear and acidity. This is, as Vinho Verde goes, a serious wine, which doesn't stop it from being easy and delicious, certainly best as a food wine.
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.