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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 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.
Graham's Quinta Dos Malvedos Vintage Port (375ML half-bottle) 2001Port from Douro, Portugal
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2001Port from Portugal
Quinta do Carmo Dom Martinho 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Carmo 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita Classico 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Smith Woodhouse Late Bottled Vintage Port 2001Port from Portugal
Fonseca Vintage Port 2001Port from Portugal
Ferreira Esteva 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2001Port from Portugal
Quinta de Roriz Reserva Douro 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Carmo Reserva (Lafite) 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Graham's Quinta Dos Malvedos Vintage Port 2001Port from Douro, Portugal
Fonseca Porto Vintage Quinta do Panascal 2001Port from Portugal
Casa de Santar Dao Red 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta de la Rosa Duoro Red 2001Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port 2001Port from Portugal
Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas 2001Port from Portugal
Barbeito Malvasia Single Cask 727 D E (500ml) 2001Other White Wine from Madeira, Portugal
Quinta do Casal Branco Capucho Cabernet Sauvignon 2001Cabernet Sauvignon from Portugal
Osborne Late Bottled Vinatge Porto 2001Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Churchill's Quinta da Rio Vintage Port 2001Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Herdade do Mouchao Tonel 3-4 2001Other Red Wine from Alentejo, Portugal
Taylor Fladgate Terra Feita Vintage Porto 2001Port from Douro, Portugal