All the warm southern heat of the Alentejo is in this wine. It is rich, generous and full of ripe, black fruits. Berries and juicy damsons are spiced with pepper, rich tannins and lifted by acidity. It is a wine for big meat dishes, for stews, a powerful, no-holds-barred style. It will be ready to drink from 2017.
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.