Wine of Portugal - The best kept secret in Europe

Portugal likes its people, keeps the making of wines truthful and genuine, making wines that are as impressive in quality, and genuine in character, a result that could only be achieved with art and soul.

There are over 300 native grape varieties planted across some thirty wine regions across the country, spread from head to toe. The result: a rich kaleidoscope of unique flavours, textures and aromas.

There are grape styles to suit every palate...


Aromatic whites

 

Alvarinho – fine, mineral, tropical fruits and flowers

Fernão Pires / Maria Gomes – floral and fruity

Loureiro - musky, citrus, grapy and floral

Moscatel – grapy and floral, sweet or dry

 

Steely whites, sometimes oaked

Arinto / Pedernã – lemony, steely and mineral

Encruzado – fine, full-bodied Dão white

Antão Vaz – crisp and easy, or rich and oaked

Bical – fresh, slightly floral, peachy

Viosinho – fresh, gently fragrant Douro white

Malvasia Fina – gentle, fresh white

 

Firm, robust reds

Touriga Nacional – aromatic, herby, full-bodied

Castelão – firmly raspberry-fruity, cedary with age

Touriga Franca – dense, fragrant, with velvety tannin

Baga – firm, long-lived, intense reds

Tinto Cão – fine, dense, floral reds

Sousão (Vinhão) – dense reds, mainly in Port and Vinho Verde

Alicante Bouschet – intense, rich reds, especially Alentejo

 

Fruity, elegant reds

Tinta Roriz (Aragonez) – appealing, red-fruited

Trincadeira – bright, raspberry-fruity

Alfrocheiro – smooth, easy, strawberry-fruity

Jaen – soft, aromatic, fruity

Tinta Barroca – dark, plummy reds, big in Port and Douro


Wine regions of Portugal...

Wine regions of Portugal...