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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

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

  • Casa de Vila Verde

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

  • Ferreira

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

  • Altano - Symington Family Estates

    Portugal's Douro Valley is one of the most spectacular wine growing regions in the world. Its bea...

  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

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

  • Quinta da Alorna

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

  • Quinta do Crasto

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

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Portugal on Snooth

  • Holy crap Emark!!!!! That's some seriously embarrassing s**t!  ... to ... to the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal and there are some interesting regulations coming out of that era. The islamic occupation of parts of Europe resulted in regulation of alcohol and wine and once the moslems departed, there were additional laws enacted. Much later, in... Read More

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  • You want bottles WITH smoke taint? What did your wife do to you?I would just get her a corked bottle and leave it at that. Read More

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  • Does any1 know if the bottles ended up with smoke taint from these fires I am looking for bottles with smoke taint for my wife.  Read More

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  • Interesting Duncan.  I did not know that Alicante Bouschet was grown in Portugal.  Sure enough, Wikipedia tells me that it is widely grown in the Alentejo Region.I am aware of some retail stores in my area that sell some Portuguese wines, but not one that specializes in them.  I will, however, keep my eye out when I am in any "Portuguese Wines" ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Apart from Southern Portugal it is a fairly obscure grape so why do you not look for a shop specialising in thje wines of that country Read More

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  • Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2004

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    This wine pours a deep ruby color with rusty tinges around the rim....it has nice clarity and excellent legs! The aromas are of deep blackberry, cherry, hints of licorice and leather belt, and the finish has an ounce of booziness and it does linger....fresh! The flavors are more subtle and simple with fresh boysenberry, dark cherry, blackberry... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Escada Touriga Nacional Vinho Regional Lisboa 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


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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


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