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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I'm Portuguese and I work on hospitality. Passionate about the Algarve and is food. What atracts me on the wine world it's the variety and the different results using the same grape. First memory with wine, magnum bottles from red wine from Dão.

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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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Periquita

  • Syrah

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

  • 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

  • Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal

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

  • José Maria da Fonseca

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

  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

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

  • Gazela

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

  • Royal Oporto

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

  • Adega Cooperativa de Borba

    Founded in 1955, the Adega Coop. de Borba, was the first of a series of Cooperatives settled in t...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Cockburn Porto Special Reserve 2013

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    Wine review by Fullchaos


  • Cockburn Tawny Fine Port NV

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    Wine review by Fullchaos


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2000

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    Deep purple color that was non-translucent. Strong berry nose and a jammy taste with hints of currant and berry. Medium tannins with a sweetness that lingers. Flavors fills your mouth and stays. Medium to heavy bodied port that was almost chewy in texture. Very good for the price and vintage! Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • Fonseca Bin 27 Porto 2013

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    sweet intense wine great after dinner with dessert or as dessert Read More

    Wine review by Qubican


  • Noval Tinto Douro Red Portugal Douro 2003

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    Coming from a legendary port house, and using the same variatals, this red table wine should not be overshadowed by its fortified older sibling. Noval ports are known for their power and density, and this red table wine effort shows off its ripe fruit with finesse. Juicey fruit flavors mingle with herbacious spiciness that is soaked into the dee... Read More

    Wine review by warnersj


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2000

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    Deep and very rich with raisin and black currant notes. Dessert wine sweetness is offset by medium tannins. Not as good as a nice, aged vintage port but still quite a bit of fun and without the 20 year wait. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Warre Porto Otima 10 Year Old Tawny NV

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    This was amazing! almonds, walnuts, and other nuts are easily in the nose and mouth but not overwhelming. It exudes that port like sweetness that i love and definitely has dried fruits in there. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Quinta de Roriz Red Blend Douro Reserva 2002

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    Wine review by jazzmanATB


  • Broadbent Vinho Verde NV

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    Nice, refreshing. It's ok and good price. Read More

    Wine review by lorai26


  • Casal Garcia NV

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    fresh, crisp and a little bubbly but nothing that peeks my interest Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


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