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.
Quinta do Noval Late Bottled Vintage Single Quinta 2005Port from Portugal
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Sogrape Dao Callabriga 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal
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Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2005Port from Portugal
Lavradores de Feitoria Tres Bagos 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port 2005Port from Portugal
Quinta de la Rosa Duoro Red 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal
Niepoort Vertente Tinto 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Periquita 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal
Ramos Pinto Adriano 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 2005Touriga Nacional from Portugal
Vinhos Damasceno Kol de Carvalho Reserva 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal
Cartuxa Pera Manca Red 2005Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval Duoro 2005Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Quinta de Ventozelo Cister Da Ribeira Tinto 2005Other Red Wine from Douro, Portugal
Soberanas Vinho Regional Terras do Sado 2005Other Red Wine from Portugal
Caves Sao Joao Porta dos Cavaleiros Reserva Touriga Nacional 2005Touriga Nacional from Dao, Portugal
Jose Maria Da Fonseca Domingos Touriga Nacional & Syrah 2005Other Red Blends from Portugal