This is a 50-50 blend of Viosinho and Verdelho, giving a rich wine with touches of vanilla as well as ripe white stone fruits. Its youth and exuberant fruit need to calm down and integrate better. It will be a rich wine from 2018.
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.