The Quinta de Cachão is also used to produce Messias Port. This could almost be a Port, with its soft, juicy fruit, sweetly perfumed black-currant flavors and soft tannins. —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.