Portuguese Wine

 

Portugal is best known for its fortified wines Madeira and Port. But there are also some outstanding examples of still wines, mostly from the north of the country where conditions are not as hot. The appellations are classified as D.O.C., Denominacao de Origem Controlada. 
 
Many factors contributed to what has become the modern Portuguese winemaking industry, such as the boom in Port shipping, the effects of the 19th century Phylloxera and oidium crisis and subsequent vine replantings and the rise of estates (quintas), not to mention joining the European Union in 1986.
 
The main still wine producing regions are the Douro, Dao, Bairrada, Vinho Verde, Terras do Sado and Alentejo. Much of the wine is produced with indigenous grape varietials, often with many in the blend, that give it distinct and delicious character. These include for whites: Loureiro, Arinto, Malvasia Fina and Alvarinho. For reds: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Aragones), Baga, Castelao and Trincadeira Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Portugal View all

  • Roriz

    The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as T...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Periquita

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Touriga Nacional

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

Subregions of Portugal

  • Alentejo

      This region lies in southern Portugal, known mostly for its extracted, rich wines. The cli...

  • Douro

    This region, named for the river, is best known for its reds that are specially selected to go ...

  • Madeira

    Madeira is named after the island in Portugal where this unique wine is produced. It was discov...

  • Vinho Verde

    This region in northern Portugal is known for its dry, refreshing, low alcohol and lightly spri...

  • Açores

  • Alenquer

Popular Wineries in Portugal View all

  • Porto Cruz

      Porto Cruz is one of the most recognized brands of Port, produced in the Douro Valley of P...

  • Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal

    Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal’s head-offices are located in the municipality of Bombarral with...

  • Quinta de Ventozelo

    Since 1999, Quinta de Ventozelo belongs to the Spanish group Proinsa. The property is located in ...

  • W. & J. Graham & Co.

    Graham’s Port was founded in 1820 by Scottish brothers William and John Graham in Oporto, Port...

  • Caves Vidigal

    Vidigal Wines is a dynamic family-owned winery specializing in competitive Reserves from several ...

  • Caves São João

    Allying family tradition and a history throughout generations to the most modern methods in produ...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Quinta Dos Murcas Margem Douro 2015

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    Bold and rich aromas, full of dark earth and savory spice. Richly textured and brooding on the palate with a blackberry and black currant fruit blend, gripping tannins and smoky earth towards the finish. Serious, big and bold. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Gazela Vinho Verde 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by sraab


  • Aveleda Vinho Verde 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by sraab


  • Presidential Ruby Port NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Presidential Ruby Port NV

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    This definitely is value for money.I bought this in w York.Thats what I call Port. Rich and smooth.Sorry Taylor's this beats even you. Read More

    Wine review by effell


  • Cabriz Colheita Seleccionada Tinto Dão DOC 2014

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    A bit more on the dry side. Nonetheless good. I'm probably being picky. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Silk & Spice 2015

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    Good red blend. Well balanced. Good representation of Portugal with a good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva Red Lisboa 2013

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    Perfect Portugal wine. Fruit forward, well balanced, perfect tannins, full mouthfeel, staying power in bottle, great price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Fogo NV

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    Very tangy and hint of spicy. Read More

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde 2015

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    Fresh and uplifting this solid and a true value. Bright citrus, apple, pear and lime with great minerality, acidity and a touch of effervescence just to keep you wanting more - deservedly. Well done - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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