This rich and juicy wine from the Pinhão Valley has enormous potential, as shown by its strong, tannic character and firm structure. The foot-trodden grapes lend great flavor intensity, fine concentration and a note of blackberry juice. It will age well.
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.