Ramos-Pinto's benchmark wine, a classic in the Douro, made from the two quintas of Ervamoira and Bons Ares, is as good as ever. It is firm but but not powerful, with black fruits, freshened by acidity, leaving a wine that is a touch mineral.
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.