Best known for intense, impressive and age-worthy fortified wines ...
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 Duoro 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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Quinta do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 1992Port from Portugal
Martinez Quinta Eira Velha Port 1992Port from Portugal
Delaforce Late Bottled Vintage 1992Port from Portugal
Smith Woodhouse Late Bottled Vintage Port 1992Port from Portugal
Fonseca Vintage Port 1992Port from Portugal
Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Porto 1992Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Churchill's Quinta da Agua Alta Vintage Port 1992Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Barbeito Boal Frasqueira 1992Other White Wine from Madeira, Portugal
Warre's Quinta da Cavadinha 1992Port from Douro, Portugal
Barbeito Frasqueira Sercial 1992Other White Wine from Madeira, Portugal
Barbeito Frasqueira Verdelho 1992Verdelho from Madeira, Portugal
Ferreira Dona Antonia Reserve 1992Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal