Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional from two Ramos-Pinto quintas results in a consistently smooth, finely rich wine. It has ripe blackberry fruits that are layered with subtle wood accents and given a great lift by ample acidity. It's a ripe wine, with enough tannins to age for the medium-term, although it can be drunk now.
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.