Introduction to Portugal
- For such a small country, Portugal has an incredibly rich vinous landscape. Its two hundred and fifty native grape varieties are vinified most often as blends - with each other and the occasional 'international' variety such as Syrah or Viognier. And with infinite opportunities for experimentation by winemakers; to the consumer, Portugal is all about discovery. We've selected six of our favourite Portuguese wines for this case, which we're sure you'll enjoy exploring!
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- 1 x Vinho Verde, Quintas do Homem
1 x Quinta de La Rosa Branco, Douro
1 x Quinta dos Roques Tinto, DÃ£o
1 x Terra D'Alter Alfrocheiro, Alentejo
1 x Luis Pato Maria Gomes
1 x Vinha do Mouro Tinto
Vinho Verde, Quintas do Homem
Not your typical Vinho Verde - this is complex, serious wine!
Quinta de La Rosa Branco, Douro
Fragrant, fresh and minerally dry white with bright citrus and clean lemony fruit.
Quinta dos Roques Tinto, DÃ£o
A stunning ripe, herby nose with some exotic caramel and menthol notes
Terra D'Alter Alfrocheiro, Alentejo
The nose and palate are filled with cherry and red fruits.
Luis Pato Maria Gomes
Also known as Fernao Pires, the Maria Gomes grape thrives in the sandier areas of Bairrada. This is from 35 year old vines, and includes 15% Sercialinho in the mix, which really pulls together the gentler elements of the dominant variety, reuslting in a zesty, sappy, dry white.
Vinha do Mouro Tinto
A good balance of red fruits and spice. Light tannins and a pleasant acidit
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