The blend of Fernão Pires and Arinto is a classic for the region. It gives a light and perfumed wine with a creamy texture and plenty of balancing acidity. Bright and fruity, the wine has just a final tang to add crispness. Drink now.
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.