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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.
Quinta do Carmo 2002Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Carmo Dom Martinho 2002Other Red Blends from Portugal
Smith Woodhouse Late Bottled Vintage Port 2002Port from Portugal
Ferreira Casa Ferrerinha Vinha Grande 2002Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz 2002Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Carmo Reserva (Lafite) 2002Other Red Blends from Portugal
Blandy's Bual Madeira (500ml) 2002Madeira from Portugal
Quinta de Roriz Reserva Douro 2002Other Red Blends from Portugal
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita 2002Other Red Blends from Portugal
Adega Coop de Borba Vinho Regional Alentejano Touriga Nacional 2002Other Red Wine from Alentejo, Portugal
Quinta de la Rosa Vale da Clara 2002Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Paco de Teixeiro Branco 2002Other White Blends from Douro, Portugal
Joao Portugal Ramos Vila Santa 2002Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Bacalhoa Wines of Portugal Moscatel Roxo 2002Other Dessert from Portugal
Quinta Dos Carvalhais Touriga Nacional 2002Touriga Nacional from Dao, Portugal
Quinta Vale D. Maria Vintage Porto 2002Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Ramos Pinto Ervamoira Vintage Port 2002Port from Douro, Portugal
Barao de Villar Maynard's Vintage Porto 2002Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Wiese & Krohn Colheita Porto 2002Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Churchill's Quinta da Rio Vintage Port 2002Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Herdade Do Esporao Alicante Bouschet 2002Alicante Bouschet from Alentejo, Portugal
Robert Hall Vintage Port 2002Port from Portugal
Dow's Single Harvest Tawny Porto 2002Port from Portugal