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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Ricardo Bernardo

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

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Syrah

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

  • Periquita

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Adega Cooperativa de Borba

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

  • Porto Cruz

      Porto Cruz is one of the most recognized brands of Port, produced in the Douro Valley of P...

  • Agricola Quinta Da Lagoalva

    Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima is located 2km from Alpiarça and stretches along the south bank of the...

  • Quinta do Crasto

    Quinta do Crasto is located on the right bank of the river Douro, halfway between Régua and Pinhã...

  • Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal

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

  • Caves Vidigal

    Vidigal Wines is a dynamic family-owned winery specializing in competitive Reserves from several ...

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Quinta Das Setencostas Alenquer Casa Santos Lima White 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Mateus the Original NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £5. Mateus Rose is a ... is a popular rose wine from Portugal which,like my bottle usually comes in a flat,oval,flask shaped bottle.I am not sure of the cepagement. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes.lt is not a bone-dry wine and it is slightly fizzy [the technic... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ervideira Lusitano Selecao 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £6 from a shop in Calais.It is from the Alentejano region of Portugal ie the southernmost one third of that country but my bottle does not have DOC status [the DOC is called Alentejo].My bottle is a blend of aragonex [called tinta roriz in northern Portugal and tempranillo in Spain] trincadeira, and cabernet sauv... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Warre's Port Tawny Otima 20 Year 2010

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    I was given this bottle of wine and have no idea where my benefactor got it ... the Douro valley in northern Portugal and takes its name from the City of Oporto at the mouth of that river.It is a fortified wine as brandy is added to arrest the fermentation process.Tawny port is a style of port where there is a long aging in oak barrels resulti... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vinha da Urze Douro 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Calais for 6 euros.It comes from ... the river Douro in northern Portugal,an area well known for port production,but table wines such as this are also made.It is from the Vinha da Urze estate,one of six properties operated by CARM.This estate is 320 metres above sea level and has 14 hectares under vi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Peripécia Merlot 2016

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    Wine review by Nuno M Pereira


  • I like dark chocolate with red wine, not to much on ice with wine but ... to ... to try...2/3 Vinho Verde (Portugal) and 1/3 Simply Raspberry with a dash of ic Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Casa Ermelinda Freitas Terras Do Pó Tinto Península de Setúbal 2015

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    Wine review by C Hickman


  • Most were reds, most were syrah - I'll look them for and see which I'd buy - there are some producers that do smokey oak well and I do enjoy.  Also, something for to check out is chardonnay fermented and aged in new oak barrels - the smokey oak comes out in those if aged for 12-14 months. Read More

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  • Thank u for taking the time to think of my pesky little problem here. Come to think of it now I'm curious about what we had because I swear it did have a forest fire taste to the stuff and it was enjoyed. I really do mean it was like a forest fire could it be that one bottle got through on the conveyer belt? It was a red wine a pinot noir. Whats... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wildfires in Cali & Portugal


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