The best wines of Portugal

Discover the best wines of Portugal as well as the best winemakers of Portugal and estates of Portugal to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Portugal and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Portugal by region

Looking for a good wine of Portugal among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Portugal. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Portugal with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Portugal

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Portugal

Red wines from the region of Portugal go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or lamb such as recipes of susanne's christmas beef, lazy man's pasta gratin or lamb roast with lavender.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Portugal

On the nose the red wine of the region of Portugal. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, earthy or black cherries and sometimes also flavors of cocoa, eucalyptus or prune. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Portugal. is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

The best vintages in red wine of Portugal

  • 1964 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1981 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1982 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.79/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.79/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.77/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Portugal

  • Touriga Nacional
  • Touriga Franca
  • Tinta Roriz
  • Tinto Cao
  • Tinta Amarela
  • Alicante Bouschet

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Portugal

A wine route planned in the region of Portugal? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Portugal.

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.

Great white wines of Portugal

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Portugal

White wines from the region of Portugal go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, pork or shellfish such as recipes of italian pasta salad, sausages with kale or spanish seafood paella.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Portugal

On the nose the white wine of the region of Portugal. often reveals types of flavors of cream, honeysuckle or floral and sometimes also flavors of tropical fruit, peach or earthy. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Portugal. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Portugal

  • 1991 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1997 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.55/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Portugal

  • Encruzado
  • Arinto de Bucelas
  • Rabigato
  • Verdelho
  • Viosinho
  • Codega de Larinho

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Portugal

A wine route planned in the region of Portugal? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Portugal.

Discover the grape variety: Trousseau

Trousseau noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Jura). 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 grapes of medium size. Trousseau noir can be found in many vineyards: Jura, South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon.

Great sparkling wines of Portugal

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Portugal

Sparkling wines from the region of Portugal go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of dafina, roast pork with mustard and honey or roast wild boar with beer.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Portugal

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Portugal. often reveals types of flavors of cream, blueberry or plum and sometimes also flavors of brioche, non oak or microbio.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Portugal

  • 2006 With an average score of 4.34/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.34/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.32/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.31/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.25/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Portugal

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Arinto de Bucelas
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Baga
  • Maria Gomes

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Portugal

A wine route planned in the region of Portugal? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Portugal.

The word of the wine: Musky

Characteristic of the musk smell.

Great pink wines of Portugal

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Portugal

Pink wines from the region of Portugal go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal roast, country style, cocotte chicken roulades or duck legs with green olives.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Portugal

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Portugal. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, raspberry or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of floral, black fruit or oak.

The best vintages in pink wine of Portugal

  • 1998 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.20/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Portugal

  • Moscatel Roxo
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Espadeiro
  • Pinot Noir
  • Aragonez

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Portugal

A wine route planned in the region of Portugal? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Portugal.

Discover the grape variety: Baga

Most certainly Portuguese.

Great sweet wines of Portugal

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Portugal

Sweet wines from the region of Portugal go well with generally quite well with dishes of sweet desserts, blue cheese or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of quick chocolate fudge cake, sardinade with roquefort cheese or avocado verrine and quick.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Portugal

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Portugal. often reveals types of flavors of peach, almonds or black fruit and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, tropical fruit or brown sugar. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Portugal. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Portugal

  • 1954 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1993 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1985 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1992 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1988 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.48/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Portugal

  • Moscatel Roxo
  • Trousseau
  • Fernao Pires
  • Malvasia
  • Ramisco
  • Petit Manseng

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Portugal

A wine route planned in the region of Portugal? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Portugal.

The word of the wine: Vine

Climbing shrubs with woody stems called shoots that produce grapes in clusters.

Great natural sweet wines of Portugal

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Portugal

Natural sweet wines from the region of Portugal go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or sweet desserts such as recipes of portuguese pot au feu (cuzido), casserole egg with saint-nectaire cheese or homemade cookies.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Portugal

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Portugal. often reveals types of flavors of caramel, clove or balsamic and sometimes also flavors of banana, marzipan or dried apricot. In the mouth the natural sweet wine of the region of Portugal. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Portugal

  • 1863 With an average score of 5.00/5
  • 1978 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1972 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1961 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.80/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Portugal

  • Touriga Nacional
  • Tinta Roriz
  • Touriga Franca
  • Tinto Cao
  • Tinta Barroca
  • Gouveio

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Portugal

A wine route planned in the region of Portugal? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Portugal.

Discover the grape variety: Alvarinho

The white Alvarinho is a grape variety originating from Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. The white Alvarinho can be found cultivated in these vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley.

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