Beyra Branco Beira Interior 2012. A blend of Fonte Cal and Siria. The striking zesty- and green-fruit character in Beyra Branco do make it an excellent and high quality introductioon to Portugal for people who enjoy aromatic dry whites. This 2012...
Quinta do Espinho Colheta, Douro, Portugal, 2013 Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz e Tinta Barroca, partially aged in French oak barrels for 6 months. Intense notes of red, ripe fruit. Complex but good well integrated with the oak. A mouth full of...
Red Leg DOC Alentejo, Portugal, White 2014 Made from a blend of Arinto, Antao Vaz and Viognier grape varieties. Light and citrus and mineral notes with good structure and well integrated acidity. Quality fruit with a long finish. Ideal chilled with...
Smart Dog Syrah, Alentejo, Portugal, 2017 60% Syrah, 40% Trincadeira unoaked A beautifully crafted Syrah from the Alentejo, a very modern and progressive wine region of Portugal, to the east of Lisbon, and it just bursts with a...
Terra de Lobos Rose Tejo 2015, Portugal Grape varieties, a blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah and Aragonez, vinified in stainless steel. Young and elegant fragrance with aromas of ripe raspberries and strawberries. On the palate smooth...
Loureiro Vinho Verde Ramos 2015 Fresh and elegant aroma, with citrus and floral notes. Light and fresh, great on a hot summers day.
The main Portuguese still wines.
Vinho Verde is produced from grapes which do not reach great doses of sugar. Therefore, Vinho Verde does not require an aging process. Vinho Verde wines are now largely exported, and are the most exported Portuguese wines after the Port Wine. The most popular variety in Portugal and abroad are the white wines, but there are also red and more rarely rosé wines. A notable variety of Vinho Verde is Vinho Alvarinho which is a special variety of white Vinho Verde, the production of Alvarinho is restricted by EU law to a small sub-region of Monção, in the northern part of the Minho region in Portugal. It has more alcohol (11.5 to 13%) than the other varieties (8 to 11.5%).
Douro wine (Vinho do Douro) originates from the same region as port wines. In the past they were considered to be a bitter tasting wine. In order to prevent spoilage during the voyage from Portugal to England, the English decided to add a Portuguese wine brandy known as aguardente. The first documented commercial transactions appearing in registries of export date as far back as 1679. Today's Douro table wines are enjoying growing favour in the world, maintaining many traits that are reminiscent of a port wine.
Dão wine is from the Região Demarcada do Dão, a region demarcated in 1908, but already in 1390 there were taken some measures to protect this wine. The Dão Wine is produced in a mountainous region with temperate climate, in the area of the Mondego and Dão Rivers in the north region of central Portugal. These mountains protect the castas from maritime and continental influences.
Bairrada wine, is produced in the Região Demarcada da Bairrada. The name "Bairrada" is from "barros" (clay) and due to the clayey soils of the region. Although the region was classified in 1979, it is an ancient vineyard region. The vines grow exposed to the sun, favouring the further maturity of the grapes. The Baga casta is intensely used in the wines of the region. The Bairrada region produces table, white and red wines. Yet, it is notable for its sparkling natural wine.
Alentejo wine is produced from grapes planted in vast vineyards extending over rolling plains under the sun which shines on the grapes and ripens them for the production.
Colares wine is type of wine produced in sandy soils outside Lisbon between the foothills of Sintra and Roca Cape. Because of Lisbon's urban sprawl, the lands available for vineyards became so small, that the demands has always been higher than the production, making it one of the most expensive Portuguese wines.
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