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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.

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    Broadbent Madeira Colheita 1996
    Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
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      Broadbent 10 Year Malmsey Madeira
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        Broadbent 10 Year Boal Madeira
        Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
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          Broadbent 10 Year Verdelho Madeira
          Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
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          • Blandy's 10 Year Madeira Rich Malmsey (500ML) Front Label
            Blandy's 10 Year Madeira Rich Malmsey (500ML)
            Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
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              Broadbent 10 Year Sercial Madeira
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              • Broadbent 5 Year Madeira Reserve Front Label
                Broadbent 5 Year Madeira Reserve
                Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
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