Top 100 wines of Portugal

Discover the top 100 best wines of Portugal as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Portugal and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Portugal

Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution over the past two decades, modernizing its winemaking technologies, styles and attitudes. This archetypal Old World country has Long been famous for its fortified wines (Port and Madeira) and its light, tangy Vinho Verde. But it is now attracting much attention for its New wave of Rich, ripe table wines, especially the reds of the Douro Valley. Portugal's place in the wine world is arguably more about its cork production than its wine, but that largely depends on which period of history you choose.

In the 18th century, when England's supply of French wine was threatened by deteriorating international relations, the Portuguese Vineyard proved more than capable of Filling the void. It was only in the 20th century, when international demand for Portuguese wines dwindled to almost nothing, that Portugal took the lead in world cork production. In the 21st century, the Portuguese cork industry is struggling (due to the increasing popularity of plastic stoppers and metal screw caps), but the country's wines are on the rise again, led by the Dry reds of the Douro and Dao. Portugal's many grape varieties and their countless regional synonyms are the bane of ampelographers.

Some are endemic to Portugal (e. g. Touriga Nacional), while others are shared with neighboring Spain (e. g.

Discover the grape variety: Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (southwest). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Petit Verdot noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Provence & Corsica, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Portugal

wines from the region of Portugal go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or pasta such as recipes of pastaciutta ( italy ), cantalian patranque ! or spinach, smoked salmon and ricotta lasagne.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Portugal

On the nose in the region of Portugal often reveals types of flavors of cherry, dried apricot or sour cherry and sometimes also flavors of red plum, red currant or thyme. In the mouth in the region of Portugal is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

News from the vineyard of Portugal

Best wine gifts for Christmas 2021: A Decanter guide

If you’re still on the hunt for presents, see these great wine gifts selected by the Decanter team for Christmas 2021, covering a wide range of budgets and options. Best wine gifts for Christmas 2021  Waste Cork Wine Cooler Price: £75 Available at: Very Good & Proper  During the production of wine corks, some 25% of the raw material is wasted. This innovative wine cooler, designed in collaboration with London-based architecture practice Mowat & Company, repurposes the cork waste by ...

Leading wine families award business prize to Europe’s oldest luthier

At a lunch in Brussels, the 2021 PFV ‘Family is Sustainability’ prize was presented to Jan Strick and his son Matthijs of Maison Bernard, who triumphed over more than 100 applicants from around the world to win the €100,000 (£84,000) award. ‘Selection was difficult,’ said Matthieu Perrin, president of the PFV, ‘but ultimately the jury felt that Maison Bernard is a brilliant example of exquisite handicraft and the maintenance of an ancient artisanal tradition in family hands, exactly as we fight ...

Port producer proposes new classification for ‘young harvest’ releases

Albino Jorge Sousa, owner of Port estate Quinta da Boeira, said his proposal for a new classification called ‘Full Body-Young Harvest’ Ports would inject cashflow earlier for Port producers. Jorge Sousa urged the Port sector to ‘wake up’ to meet what he said was growing demand for younger Ports from wine buyers and importers over the past two years. His proposal comes amid wider efforts to help reinvigorate the Port category. This year, Portugal’s Port and Douro Wine Institute, the I ...