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.
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita Classico 1995Other Red Blends from Portugal
Feist Vintage Port 1995Port from Portugal
Taylor Fladgate Quinta Port (half-bottle) 1995Port from Portugal
Royal LBV Port 1995Port from Portugal
Smith Woodhouse Madalena 1995Port from Portugal
Quinta do Noval Roriz 1995Port from Portugal
Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais 1995Port from Portugal
Warre's Quinta da Cavadinha 1995Port from Portugal
Osborne Vintage Port 1995Port from Portugal
Osborne LBV Port 1995Port from Portugal
Quinta do Crasto Vintage Port 1995Port from Portugal
Graham's Late Bottled Vintage 1995Port from Douro, Portugal
Cockburn's Anno Late Bottled Port 1995Port from Portugal
Caves Sao Joao Poco do Lobo 1995Other White Wine from Portugal
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita 1995Other Red Blends from Portugal
Graham's Quinta Dos Malvedos Vintage Port 1995Port from Douro, Portugal
Warre's Quinta da Cavadinha (half-bottle) 1995Port from Portugal
Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 1995Port from Portugal
Ramos Pinto Vintage Port 1995Port from Portugal
Churchill's Quinta da Agua Alta 1995Port from Portugal
Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 1995Port from Portugal
Delaforce Quinta Da Corte 1995Port from Portugal