This has long been the best-known wine from the Dão. Good, simple ripe fruit and spicy, toasty wood flavors make it an easy wine. Finishes with soft tannins and plenty of attractive red-berry fruit. —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.