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

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • 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...

  • 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

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  • Adega de Pegões

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

  • Quinta de Ventozelo

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

  • Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal

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

  • Ferreira

    Ferreira is one of the top Port producers, based in the Douro region of Portugal. The Ferreira ...

  • 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...

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  • Portugal Ramos Vinhos Rose Vinho Verde 2017

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    Light, candied cherry and strawberry syrup aromas. Very zesty and almost effervescent on the palate with tart grapefruit, cherry and melon notes, puckering and juicy at once with a lightly herbed finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Famega Vinho Verde 2016

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    A bit disjointed, but crisp. Screw top. Good price point. Easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Quinta Dos Murcas Minas Douro 2015

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    Light red cherry aromas underlying an earthy spice. Spiced, bold and full bodied with refreshing acidity and a creamy texture, raspberry and cranberry flavors and a finish of light smoke. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Encostas de Favaios Branco Douro

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    Frutado Ideal para acompanhar doces Read More

    Wine review by LJBT


  • Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2011

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    The legs on this one are incredible....shows an oily thickness not seen in many LBV wines! The coloration is deep black cherry/currant and with ripe raspberry red hues around the rim. Aromas are of huge deep dark cherry and underlying notes of licorice, cassis, vanilla, pomegranate, plum and raisin qualities....overall a delicate yet intense b... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Herdade Do Esporao Monte Velho Vinho Regional Alentejano 2016

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    Fantastic depth. I think I drank too much of it because it was just so good. Well balanced. Price point $11. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Carmim Reguengos the Village of the King Alentejo DOC 2012

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    What a disappointment for a Portugese wine. Congestion after drinking it. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Calheiros Cruz Memórias Douro

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    Wine review by joan974


  • Quinta de Santiago Alvarinho Branco Vinho Verde 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


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  • I love the wines and the people in Portugal.. they are trully wonderful, beautiful, loving and sincere people. Have a couple great friends that I have met on a social site. Known them for two years just chatting and talking on live chats. We have a good friendship. MAUH... abracos y beijos ;)

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  • it has fine wines to many for me to remember

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  • espiga wine please

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  • COLLARES IS THE BEST WINE OF PORTUGAL AND OF ALL THE WORLD !

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  • i love the countrys history and they have good food great wine

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