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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.
Blandy's Madeira Colheita Malmsey Single Harvest (500ML) 2004Madeira from Madeira, Portugal
Quinta do Carmo Dom Martinho 2004Other Red Blends from Portugal
Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2004Port from Portugal
Ramos Pinto Adriano 2004Other Red Blends from Portugal
Sogrape Dao Callabriga 2004Other Red Blends from Portugal
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita 2004Other Red Blends from Portugal
Niepoort Colheita 2004Port from Portugal
Smith Woodhouse Late Bottled Vintage Port 2004Port from Portugal
Graham's Quinta Dos Malvedos Vintage Port 2004Port from Douro, Portugal
Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port 2004Port from Portugal
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Nacional 2004Port from Portugal
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2004Port from Portugal
Monte da Penha Montefino Reserva Tinto 2004Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Herdad Grande Condado das Vinhas Branco 2004Other White Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Quinta de Roriz Reserva Douro 2004Other Red Wine from Douro, Portugal
Barao de Villar Colheita Port 2004Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Lavradores de Feitoria Grande Escolha 2004Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Callabriga Alentejo Reserva 2004Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Pontval Wines Touriga Nacional Trincadeira 2004Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Encostas de Estremoz Touriga Nacional 2004Touriga Nacional from Alentejo, Portugal
Pontval Wines Syrah 2004Syrah/Shiraz from Alentejo, Portugal
Pinalta Douro 2004Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal