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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Periquita

  • Roriz

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

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

  • Quinta do Vallado

    Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the ...

  • Gazela

    GAZELA is a soft, light and refreshing Vinho Verde that goes well with life. GAZELA is an uncompr...

  • Cockburn's Port

    Cockburn's (Coh-burns) was founded in 1815 and has grown to become one of the world's great port ...

  • Quarles Harris

    Symington Family Estates are the leading producers of premium quality Ports. The combined sales o...

  • W. & J. Graham & Co.

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

  • Quinta da Alorna

    Quinta da Alorna is one of Ribatejos top producers of wine. The property is located in the outski...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Carm Douro 2005

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  • Quinta da Aveleda White Blend Vinho Verde 2009

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    Perhaps it is all about the context (I drank this wine sitting on rooftop overlooking Chicago on a hot July afternoon), but I enjoyed this effervescent vinho verde. It's citrusy and bright with a bit of creaminess and a white flower fragrance. Not particularly complex but a great summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by jazspin


  • Niepoort Batuta Tinto Douro 2004

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  • Quinta da Pellada Touriga Franca Blend Dão 2005

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  • Dear Sir or Madam ,Are you willing to enter the Chinese wine and spirits ... ... Associacao Empresarial de Portugal-AEP , Portuguese Trade Commission-ICEP , Swiss Business Hub China, Kotra and ect . 8121 visitors paid a visit to the fair, 2,136 of which were professional buyers. In the 2008, we will invite over 8000 importers and distributors ... Read More

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  • Taylor Fladgate Port 10 Year Tawny Porto NV

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  • Arca Nova Vinho Verde 2003

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    I grabbed this from my wine rack when my husband needed some white wine to use with chicken. It was his first attempt at making a pan sauce, so I didn't want to offer up any particularly nice bottles. The first thing I saw on the neck label was "Servir Frio - Serve Chilled" and figured this wine would fit the bill.I had a glass with dinner, an... Read More

    Wine review by MrsThorsen


  • The Fourth of July holiday is in the books for 2008 and hopefully as a country ... transformations Spain and Portugal declaring freedom from years of neglect, the Italians shedding their reputation as bulk producers and the French overcoming, well, the French and the result is the world now has the widest diversity of great wines at all pric... Read More

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  • Tapada Do Chaves Soc. Agricola E Comercial Sa. Tapada Do Chaves Reserva Tinto 2000

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  • Cortes de Cima Red Blend Vinho Regional Alentejano Reserva 2003

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