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

  • Quinta da Alorna

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

  • Caves Aliança

    A Aliança foi fundada em 1927, há mais de 80 anos, por 11 associados liderados por Domingos Silva...

  • José Maria da Fonseca

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

  • Sogrape - Mateus

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

  • Casa de Vila Verde

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

  • Gazela

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

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Graham's "Six Grapes" Oporto NV

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    very fruity...a little too fruity for my taste. Read More

    Wine review by genevievegrant


  • Quinta Do Crasto Touriga Nacional Douro 2005

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    O vinho Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2005 foi considerado,este ano, o terceiro melhor do mundo pela revista norte-americana WineSpectator, que, pela primeira vez, classificou um vinho português nos10 melhores do seu ranking anual.fonte: http://top100.winespectator.com/wine-3-08.html Read More

    Wine review by Miguel Ferreira


  • Quinta da Cortezia Touriga Nacional Vinho Regional Estremadura 2005

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    A prestigiada Wine Enthusiast revista americana na edição de Novembro de 2008 pontuou o Vinho Regional Estremadura Quinta da Cortezia - Touriga-Nacional 2005 com a nota de 90, na categoria Editors Choice, fasquia de elevado mérito para qualquer vinho. Read More

    Wine review by Miguel Ferreira


  • Vinha Conchas 2005

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    Wine Enthusiast atribuiu 86 pontos, a outro vinho regional Estremadura, do mesmo produtor, Quinta da Cortezia Vinhos, SA, o Vinha Conchas, Tinto, da colheita de 2005, na categoria de Best Buy. Read More

    Wine review by Miguel Ferreira


  • Dow Port 1977

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    No written review

    Wine review by domesticana


  • Quinta Do Crasto Touriga Nacional Douro 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Miguel Ferreira


  • Dow Port 1977

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    Wine review by scdude


  • Quinta Do Vale Meandro 2005

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    I've been drinking mostly whites since the summer. Now that summer is well behind us, I decided to find an appropriately full-bodied red. The neighborhood being filled with Brazillians, the foreign selection was stacked firmly in favor of the Portuguese, so Douro it was. I was not disappointed. From the blackberry nose to the gamy, apple-ish fin... Read More

    Wine review by redatom


  • Quinta Do Vallado Douro 2005

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    Deep purple. Medium nose of cassis, eucalyptus. Dry with medium acid, low-medium tannin, medium body. Almost chalky structure with blackcurrant and mushroom or mould on the palate, white pepper. Medium length. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray


  • Quinta da Aveleda White Blend Vinho Verde 2009

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    Wine review by nycsrd


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