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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Adega de Pegões

    1. It all started when the big landlord and beer magnate, José Rovisco Pais, donated his Pegões p...

  • Royal Oporto

    Grape growing in the Douro Region dates back to pre-historic times. In Bronze Age burying-grou...

  • 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...

  • Quinta de Ventozelo

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

  • Casa de Vila Verde

    Located in the demarcated region of Vinhos Verdes, in the heart of the Sousa River valley, Casa d...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Madeira Wine Association Boal

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    Very restrained on the nose but layered with lovely dried herbal and floral notes. lemon blossoms, berry fruit, spearmint, bay, green walnut, superb complexity. In the mouth this is thick yet lively with a deep base of bitter roots, sassafrass, and spice, with fine length that really lingers turning green herbal and almost minty on the finale. W... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Welsh Brothers Boal

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    Quite evolved and heavy on the nose with a very high toned aqnd acid driven fig fruit. Sweet and syrupy in the mouth with a disjointed feel. This is bright and hot with a cinnamon note that recalls candy red hots. Monotone and ponderous in the mouth. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Barbeito Boal Madeira 2010

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    Butter notes greet the nose, as if hazelnuts were being sauteed with a light demrarra sugar backdrop and top notes of mint, sage, lemon verbena and Salted lemons. Really compelling deep with great freshness. Profound on the nose . In the mouth this is deep and rich with a very aggressive character that combines lovely fruit with a fine bitter ed... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Christophers Boal

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    Very animale on the nose with a real pigskin/veal component then sweet pipe tobacco and dried apples all edged in soy and bitter cocoa. Nicely sweet in the mouth with significant bittersweet cocoa up front then a bit languid on the mid-palate before coming to an abrupt finish. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Famega Rose 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by vlandino


  • Warre Port Blend Porto Otima 10 Year Old Tawny 2007

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    Real sweet alcoholic kick at first but plump raisin throughout. Noit my favourite port but nice enough to end a meal. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Graham's "Six Grapes" Oporto NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by cfalls


  • Prats Symington & Douro Post Scriptum de Chryseia 2002

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    Wine review by kcovo


  • Bairrada Vinha Do Putto Branco By Campolargo 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Finge


  • Chaminé Branco 2007

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    Wine review by males


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