A ripe Alvarinho, full of warm fruit flavors, but also shot through with a mineral texture, cool grapefruit and apple flavors and precise, crisp acidity. Coming from vineyards in the Douro, it is richer than many Vinho Verde Alvarinhos, but the aristocratic fruit character is all there.
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.