The Quinta da Ervamoira, high up in the Alto Douro, supplies the fruit for this wine. The quinta is now also famous for its prehistoric wall paintings. It has the hot climate to produce a hugely concentrated, rich wine like this. Smooth and ripe, it has soft wood flavors, dry tannins and a touch of raisins. —R.V.
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.