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.
Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 2006Port from Portugal
Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde 2006Other White Blends from Vinho Verde, Portugal
Garrida Quinta da Garrida Vinho Tinto 2006Other Red Blends from Portugal
Ramos Pinto Adriano 2006Other Red Blends from Portugal
Sogrape Dao Callabriga 2006Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Portal Grande Reserva Tinto 2006Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2006Port from Portugal
Quinta do Vale Meao Douro Meandro 2006Other Red Blends from Portugal
Churchill Estates Douro 2006Other Red Blends from Portugal
Sandeman Late Bottled Vintage 2006Port from Portugal
Luis Duarte Momentos Tinto 2006Other Red Wine from Douro, Portugal
Quinta do Cardo Siria Reserva 2006Other White Wine from Portugal
Filipa Pato Lokal Silex 2006Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta de Ventozelo Cister Da Ribeira Tinto 2006Other Red Wine from Douro, Portugal
FitaPreta Vinhos Sexy Tinto 2006Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Alves de Sousa Reserva Pessoal Branco 2006Other White Blends from Douro, Portugal
Casa de Cello Dao Porta Fronha 2006Other Red Blends from Dao, Portugal
Solar dos Lobos Tinto 2006Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Herdad do Pinheiro Vinho Regional Alentejano 2006Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Herdade Do Esporao Vinha da Defesa 2006Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2006Other Dessert from Douro, Portugal
Quinta dos Avidagos Reserva 2006Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal