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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 Douro 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.
Delaforce Vintage Port 2013Port from Portugal
Quinta do Vale Meao Vintage Porto 2013Port from Douro, Portugal
Herdade do Mouchao Tinto 2013Alicante Bouschet from Alentejo, Portugal
Joao Portugal Ramos Vila Santa Reserva Red 2013Other Red Blends from Alentejo, Portugal
Quinta do Sagrado Branco 2013Other White Blends from Portugal
Quinta de Chocapalha Red 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Prats & Symington Chryseia Douro 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior Red 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional 2013Touriga Nacional from Portugal
Prats & Symington Post Scriptum de Chryseia Douro 2013Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Foz De Arouce Tinto 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quinta Vale D. Maria Vinha da Francisca 2013Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Herdade do Rocim Touriga Nacional 2013Touriga Nacional from Alentejo, Portugal
Casa do Valle Vinho Verde Branco Grande Escolha 2013Other White Blends from Vinho Verde, Portugal
Sogrape Herdade de Peso Vinha Do Monte Red 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Portada Winemaker's Selection Red 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Herdade Do Esporao Monte Velho Red 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Quintas Do Homem Val do Homem Loureiro 2013Loureiro from Portugal
Quinta do Passadouro Tinto 2013Other Red Blends from Douro, Portugal
Alvaro Castro DAC Tinto 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal
Real Companhia Velha Porca de Murca 2013Other Red Blends from Portugal