Named after the old Roman name for a fortified settlement in northeast Portugal, there are two wines in this new range from Portugal's largest producer, Sogrape. Both are based on the Tinta Roriz grape. This wine from the southern Alentejo shows the rich, ripe, open character of many southern Italian wines. Great fruit, great value. Imported by Paramount Brands.
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.