Something of a curiosity, because Scarpa waits for the wines to be mature before their release. This is certainly mature, perhaps too mature, with high, dry tannins and mature, earthy fruit. This is a very dry, traditional style of 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.