Wines of Portugal
Portuguese wines, iconic products of the country, are also its main ambassadors. Red, rosé, white and
liqueur. Some are unmistakably associated with the image of the country. Port wine, Vinho Verde, Moscatel,
Madeira wine, Dão ...
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Wines from Portugal
When talking about wines from Portugal, the first name that deservedly comes to mind is Port Wine
. But the list of wines
produced in the country is quite long. Fortunately. Since there are several preferences.
This famous liqueur wine
is produced exclusively in the Demarcated Region of Douro
, in the north of the
country, following natural and manufacturing conditions that are peculiar to it. Portugal's most famous and best-known wine, Port
surprises by the diversity of flavors, aromas, colors and sweetness.
As for aging, Port Wine
can be Ruby Style
(Ruby, Reserva, Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) and Vintage) or
(Tawny, Tawny Reserve, Tawny + age, up to 40 years old). See continuation
Another famous wine, true icon of the country, Vinho Verde, is produced in the Minho lands, northwest of Portugal, between the
Minho and Douro Rivers. Traditionally, here, many vines grow up in the trees, on the edges of fields. The most commonly used
grape varieties are local, such as Alvarinho and Arinto (whites) and Vinhão and Espadeiro (red wines). See continuation
Wine of great prestige throughout the world, the liqueous Madeira Wine (or simply Madeira Wine) has crossed seas already since
the time of the Discoveries. Besides a lot of history, the prestige of the Madeira lasts until the present day. See continuation
The Alentejo Wines, whose vineyards extend over an area of 20,800 ha, on a vast plain in the greater Region of Portugal, cover the
districts of Beja, Évora and Portalegre. Considered the country's granary, the Alentejo is progressively increasing its vineyards
to the detriment of the once ubiquitous cereal culture.
Bairrada, Bucelas, Carcavelos, Palmela
But Portugal has many more wines to discover! There are 30 wines classified with PDO - (Denomination of Origin Protected). That is, a
beautiful palette of flavors and bouquets. See more: Wines of Portugal