This wine comes from the Vilariça vineyards in the far east of the Douro. It is pure, rounded and rich, with tannins that are well melded with its blackberry fruits. Wood is present with restraint, producing a wine that has ripeness, style and the ability to age.
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.