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.
Casa de Santar Dao Red 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Jorge Moreira Poeira 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Domini 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Caves Velhas Cabeca de Toiro Reserva Red 2010Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Quinta da Romaneira Sino da Romaneira 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta Dos Murcas Reserva Red 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Sogrape Herdade de Peso Vinha Do Monte Red 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta Nova Colheita 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta da Romaneira Douro Touriga Nacional / Syrah 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Aveleda Vinho Verde Fonte 2010Other White Blends from Vinho Verde, Portugal
Cristiano Van Zeller Rufo do Vale D. Maria 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta Dos Murcas Assobio Red 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 2010Touriga Nacional from Portugal
Alianca Vista Touriga Nacional 2010Touriga Nacional from Portugal
Wine & Soul Pintas Manoella 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal
Altano Organic Quinta do Ataide 2010Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Quinta Nova Pomares Red 2010Other Red Blends from Portugal