Learn about Portuguese wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
Best known for intense, impressive and age-worthy fortified wines, Portugal relies almost exclusively on its many indigenous grape varieties. Bordering Spain to its north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean on its west and south coasts, this is a land where tradition reigns supreme, due to its relative geographical and, for much of the 20th century, political isolation. A long and narrow but small country, Portugal claims considerable diversity in climate and wine styles, with milder weather in the north and significantly more rainfall near the coast.
While Port (named after its city of Oporto on the Atlantic Coast at the end of the Douro Valley), made Portugal famous, Portugal is also an excellent source of dry red and white wines of various styles.
The Douro Valley produces full-bodied and concentrated dry red wines made from the same set of grape varieties used for Port, which include Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Spain’s Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão, among a long list of others in minor proportions.
Other dry wines include the tart, slightly effervescent Vinho Verde white wine, made in the north, and the bright, elegant reds and whites of the Dão as well as the bold, and fruit-driven reds and whites of the southern, Alentejo.
The nation’s other important fortified wine, Madeira, is produced on the eponymous island off the North African coast.
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2015Port from Portugal
V Puro Doravante Bairrada Tinto 2017Other Red Blends from Portugal
Fonseca 10 Year Old TawnyPort from Portugal
Graham's Late Bottled Vintage 2015Port from Douro, Portugal
Quinta do Vallado Douro Tinto 2019Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Niepoort Tawny PortPort from Portugal
V Puro Doravante Bairrada Branco 2018Other White Blends from Portugal
Casa da Passarella O Fugitivo em Curtimenta Branco 2016Other White Blends from Dao, Portugal
Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto 2019Arinto from Portugal
Dow's 20 Year Old Tawny PortPort from Portugal
Prats & Symington Prazo de Roriz 2017Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Leacock's Rainwater MadeiraMadeira from Madeira, Portugal
Azores Wine Company Vulcanico Branco 2019Other White Blends from Portugal
Taylor Fladgate First Estate Reserve PortPort from Portugal
Quinta da Raza Dom Diogo Arinto 2020Arinto from Portugal
Quinta da Romaneira Petit Verdot 2015Petit Verdot from Douro, Portugal
Herdade Do Esporao Bico Amarelo Vinho Verde 2020Other White Blends from Vinho Verde, Portugal
Quinta de la Rosa Lot 601 Ruby (500ML bottle)Port from Portugal
Ramos Pinto Late Bottled Vintage Port 2014Port from Douro, Portugal
Anta de Cima Talha de Argilla Tinto 2016Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Graham's Quinta Dos Malvedos Vintage Port 2005Port from Douro, Portugal
Gota Wines Prunus Branco 2020Other White Blends from Dao, Portugal