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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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Aveleda Vinho Verde Fonte 2008Other White Blends from Vinho Verde, Portugal
Quinta do Crasto Late Bottled Vintage Port 2008Port from Douro, Portugal
Dow's Late Bottled Vintage 2008Port from Portugal
Churchill Estates Douro 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Casa Ferreirinha Esteva 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Altano Douro 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Cristiano Van Zeller Rufo 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Crasto Douro Red 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Ferreira Douro Tinto Vinha Grande 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Sogrape Callabriga Alentejo 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional 2008Touriga Nacional from Portugal
Quinta do Noval Late Bottled Vintage Single Quinta 2008Port from Portugal
Sogrape Callabriga Douro 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Sogrape Dao Callabriga 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta da Falorca 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta de Cabriz Dao Colheita Seleccionada 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
CARM Douro Reserva 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Vallado Branco 2008Other White Blends from Portugal
Croft Quinta Da Roeda 2008Port from Portugal
Muxagat Branco 2008Other White Blends from Portugal
Smith Woodhouse Late Bottled Vintage Port 2008Port from Portugal
Casa de Santar Dao Red Reserva 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva 2008Other Red Blends from Portugal
Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2008Port from Portugal