Here is a lightly sparkling, just off-dry Vinho Verde, the sort of wine that just goes down as an apéritif or, in Portugal, with sardines. It's a crisp, bright wine, a lemon curd flavor finishing the apple fruitiness.
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.