An old-vines white wine from the Douro is rare, and this rich wine rewards the winemaker who found the grapes. Aged in wood, ripe and with lemon, peach and grapefruit flavors, it balances richness with a crisp, taut texture. Age this wine a year.
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.