This and a partner wine from the southern Alentejo region of Portugal are a new pair from Portugal's largest producer, Sogrape. Named after an ancient settlement in northeast Portugal, close to the Douro, this Tinta Roriz-based wine revels in the harsh landscape of the Douro with its strong tannins, and dryness layered over dense fruit. It is certainly ageworthy, keep for the next 5–10 years. 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.