The best wines of Alentejo

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

Top wines of Alentejo by region

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

Great red wines of Alentejo

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Alentejo

Red wines from the region of Alentejo go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of pumpkin stuffed with ground beef, rice and vegetables, leg of lamb with herb stuffing or stuffed veal breast.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Alentejo

On the nose the red wine of the region of Alentejo. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, black fruits or citrus fruit and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, microbio or dried fruit. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Alentejo. is a powerful with a lot of tannins present in the mouth.

The best vintages in red wine of Alentejo

  • 1996 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1997 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 4.70/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Alentejo

  • Alicante Bouschet
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Aragonez
  • Trincadeira
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Touriga Franca

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Alentejo

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

Discovering the wine region of Alentejo

The wine region d'Alentejo is located in the region in Alentejano in Portugal. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Cartuxa or the Domaine Adega Mayor produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Alentejo are Touriga nacional, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Touriga franca, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Alentejo often reveals types of flavors of cherry, forest floor or cocoa and sometimes also flavors of black currant, iron or blueberry.

In the mouth of Alentejo is a powerful. We currently count 284 estates and châteaux in the of Alentejo, producing 1134 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Alentejo go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal.

Great white wines of Alentejo

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Alentejo

White wines from the region of Alentejo go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, pork or shellfish such as recipes of pasta with veal stock sauce, whiskey paupiettes or scallops with coconut cream.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Alentejo

On the nose the white wine of the region of Alentejo. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, orange or grapefruit and sometimes also flavors of smoke, green apple or lime. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Alentejo. is a powerful.

The best vintages in white wine of Alentejo

  • 1991 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1997 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.55/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.53/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Alentejo

  • Antão Vaz
  • Arinto de Bucelas
  • Alvarinho
  • Aragonez
  • Viognier
  • Sémillon

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Alentejo

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Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). 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. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Great sparkling wines of Alentejo

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Alentejo

Sparkling wines from the region of Alentejo go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or lamb such as recipes of fillet of beef in a foie gras and truffle crust, savoyard fondue (but succulent) or shoulder of lamb with fine vegetables.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Alentejo

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Alentejo. often reveals types of flavors of blackberry, non oak or earth and sometimes also flavors of oak, spices or black fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Alentejo

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.96/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 3.92/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.84/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Alentejo

  • Arinto de Bucelas
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Antão Vaz
  • Aragonez
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Perrum

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Alentejo

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The word of the wine: Rebêche (champagne)

Must obtained in excess of the 2 550 litres authorised for a weight of 4 000 kilos of grapes. The first 2 050 litres constitute the cuvée and the next 500 litres the taille. The rebêche represents 1 to 3 % of the total volume and must be distilled or used to make ratafia.

Great pink wines of Alentejo

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Alentejo

Pink wines from the region of Alentejo go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of roast beef in a crust, grilled lamb shoulder with spices and honey or phad thai (thai style fried noodles).

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Alentejo

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Alentejo. often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, non oak or earth and sometimes also flavors of microbio, oak or tree fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Alentejo

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.76/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.75/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.73/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Alentejo

  • Touriga Nacional
  • Aragonez
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Alfrocheiro Preto
  • Tempranillo
  • Castelao

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Alentejo

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

Discover the grape variety: Sémillon

Sémillon blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. Note that this grape variety can also be used for the elaboration of eaux de vie. This variety of vine is characterized by large bunches of grapes, and grapes of large size. Sémillon Blanc can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sweet wines of Alentejo

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Alentejo

Sweet wines from the region of Alentejo go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or sweet desserts such as recipes of pasta with tuna, spanish paella or ultra-fast and yet so light....

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Alentejo

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Alentejo. often reveals types of flavors of peach, apricot or chocolate and sometimes also flavors of honey, earth or oak.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Alentejo

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.17/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.16/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.03/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Alentejo

  • Antão Vaz
  • Sémillon
  • Alicante Bouschet
  • Viognier
  • Tinta Caiada
  • Sauvignon Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Alentejo

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The word of the wine: Pommadé

Said of a wine that is unbalanced, pasty, syrupy, and whose excessive sugar content gives an impression of heaviness.

Great natural sweet wines of Alentejo

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

Natural sweet wines from the region of Alentejo go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of beef stew, pan-fried potatoes with smoked salmon and rosemary or tuna, pepper and tomato quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Alentejo

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Alentejo. often reveals types of flavors of oak, tropical fruit or red fruit and sometimes also flavors of non oak, earth or microbio. In the mouth the natural sweet wine of the region of Alentejo. is a powerful mainly marked by the residual sugar.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Alentejo

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.96/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.90/5

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

  • Alicante Bouschet
  • Chardonnay
  • Arinto de Bucelas
  • Antão Vaz
  • Aragonez
  • Tinta Caiada

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

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

Discover the grape variety: Riesling

White Riesling is a grape variety that originated in France (Alsace). 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. White Riesling can be found in many vineyards: Alsace, Loire Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Lorraine, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, South West.

News from the vineyard of Alentejo

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