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

  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Periquita

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

  • Sogrape - Mateus

    With its current strategic vision SOGRAPE is overseeing a “homecoming”, a return to the character...

  • José Maria da Fonseca

    The largest expanses of Jose Maria da Fonseca vines are found in Setubal. each utilising appropri...

  • Agricola Quinta Da Lagoalva

    Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima is located 2km from Alpiarça and stretches along the south bank of the...

  • Anselmo Mendes

    Anselmo Mendes was born in Monção and has followed the tradition of his family of dedicating thei...

  • Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal

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

  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

    Barros Porto is recognized and appreciated all over the world. A great deal of its high awareness...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Porto Cruz Pink Douro

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    Wine review by Ariggs


  • Dow's Late Bottle Vintage 2006

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    Just getting the beginnings of tawny around the edges in my port glass, this is burgundy/purple with black raspberry coloration. The aromas are of wild black currant, sweet velvety concord grape, cinnamon, chocolate, soft vanilla oak, blueberry and blackberry. Flavors are superb...sweet rum cake, raisin, concentrated black currant and blueberr... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Montaria 2014

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    Easy drinking, medium bodied red blend. Dark fruits and spice on the nose with black cherry, blackberry, and vanilla with a hint of cinnamon on the palate. Has good tannin structure, opens up nicely after about 45min of decanting. Read More

    Wine review by SidneyMay


  • This one is from a Costco run.  To me, the blend is hilarious:  40% ... ... Alentejano region of Portugal.All in all, I can't recommend that people rush out and buy this one.  It's OK, but not special.  There is a very serious hit of black cherry fruit on introduction.  Happily it does not come with the suggestion of sweetness, and, even more... Read More

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  • Rubrica Vinho Regional Alentejano 2012

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    More blue than red in the glass. Somewhat musty nose. Big black fruit on entryalmost black cherry Kool-Aid level. However, that quickly passes. Lots of tart acid. Then there is an earthiness. All in all its an OK everyday drinker, but nothing particularly special. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vinha Padre Pedro Tejo 2014

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva 2012

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    This started out very fruit forward, luscious, almost. Then, the next day it began to get drier, even into the next day that continued. Bottom line, drink it right after opening to avoid disappointment. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Casa Senhorial Do Reguengo Medium Dry Vinho Verde

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    Honeyed melon aromas with white grape and peach. This is bright and fresh with soft bubbles and good acidity. There's a hint of sweetness here on the palate and floral notes with ripe fresh fruit, mostly melon, peach and lemon and a nice soft finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Amarguinha Almond Liqueur

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    This is fantastic as a coffee addition.. I got hooked on it in the Azores. Read More

    Wine review by Tmartiste


  • Okay, I really wanted to go home and hunker down with one of my bottles (man, I ... I ... areas for dry reds in Portugal, but not that much makes it over here.  The waiter warned us the Ilarria was big, but really it was just punishingly tannic and astringent.  I detected some overtly reduced notes in the Baga, while wife thought it smelled ba... Read More

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