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Portugal

Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution in the past couple of decades. This Old World country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (port and madeira) and tart, light whites (vinho verde), but is now stealing headlines the world over for its new wave of rich, ripe, dry red wines. While it would be simplistic to brand these styles as New World, there is a supple, fruity intensity to many of them which is a key trademark of New World wine regions.

Portugal's complex array of vine varieties (and their many synonyms) is the bane of ampelographers. Some of these are endemic to Portugal (Touriga Nacional), some are shared with neighboring Spain and masquerade under a variety of pseudonyms (Tinta Roriz/Tempranillo)

There are fourteen seperate regions in Portugal and some of the most popular are as follows,

Douro, Dao, Vinho Verde and Alentejo 

Regions & Sub-Regions

  • Vinho Verde

    • Vinho Verde

  • Douro

    • Douro


Wine Regions

The combination of climate and geography is what makes a wine. Therefore distinctive flavours come from various regions.

Wine Regions