Nestled between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal has carved a niche for itself in the wine world by championing its indigenous grape varieties rather than following fashion and planting international ones. Touriga Nacional, principally grown in the Douro for both Port and table wines is perhaps the countries most important red grape. The deeply coloured reds from Alicante Bouschet, the lighter, perfumed Jaen (known as Mencia in Spain), Baga in Bairrada and Tinto Roriz grow in vineyards up and down the country from Dao to the Alentejo, are all making distinctive wines which are gaining in popularity with each vintage. Portugal is also home to some intriguing white wines too. From the damp and cool vineyards of Minho which is Vinho Verde country to the warmer climates further south, one can find complex, exciting white wines made from Sercial, Viosinho, Fernao Pires and Gouveio. Undoubtedly, the fortified wines of Oporto, or Port as we brits know it, are Portugal’s most famous vinuous export and the long standing trading history between Britain and Portugal led to the establishment of many British owned Port houses which are still major players today. The likes of Taylors, Grahams and Smith & Woodhouse are still vital to the Port trade but we must also condsider the smaller, less well known houses who produce amazing wines which can sometimes come under the radar. Quinta Gaivosa, Niepoort and Quinta Eirados to name a few, all produce wonderfully crafted fortified and still wines that provide wonderful drinking. All in all, Portuguese wines, whether fortified or not, provide the adventurous drinker with plenty to get excited about.
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10 year old verdeldo reserva velha, barbeito, madeira
The 10 Year Old Verdeldo Reserva Velha is a delicious example of it's type, the wine is an enticing, clear bright, light gold colour. The nose offers citrus notes mixed with floral and honey notes which leads to a palate that is soft, well-balanced and persistent. One to savour!
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1985 warre’s vintage port
Founded in 1670, Warre’s is the oldest British Port House and has remained a family-owned company throughout its long history.
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1999 serciall, d’oliveiras, madeira
The aged Madeiras from this fine property are an utter delight and always offer a degree of complexity and elegance that puts them firmly in fine wine territory. Bottled after 19 years in cask, this is complex and nutty with a fresh, zingy vein of acidity running through it, sharpening the richness of the fruit on the amazingly long finish.
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2008 colheita tawny, niepoort, douro valley
A brick-red appearance with some light orange tinges leads into a fine slightly smokey aroma with hints of dried fruits. The palate is refreshing, with wonderful acidity and hints of dried apricots and crystallised fruit, leading to a lengthy mellow spirit driven finish.
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2013 mouchao tinto alentejo 75cl
In a country steeped in winemaking history, the name Mouchão is synonymous with wines of distinction. The family owned estate has been producing wine for over a hundred years and maintains the traditions established in 1901 when the winery was built.
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2013 sobremesa tonel, mouchao licoroso, alentejo
This fortified wine has been produced at Mouchao since the winery was built in 1901. The best Alicante Bouschet fruit is hand harvested and foot-trodden in traditional open Lagares. The crushed grapes are gently macerated prior to and throughout the fermentation process. When the desired alcohol content is reached and once the aromatic and extractive objectives have been achieved, neutral spirit is added to halt the fermentation, thereby maintaining a certain level of sweetness whilst boosting the alcohol content to around 20% Vol. This fortified dessert wine is matured for a total of five years in an old 2.200 litre tonels.
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2015 late bottled vintage eirados, qta eufemia
The 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Eirados is a very approachable, traditional style of LBV (Late Bottled Vintage), with the hand picked grapes fermented in granite lagares before resting in stainless steel for 6 months prior to ageing in Portuguese oak casks for 3 years.
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2016 dow’s vintage port, douro
Dow’s Vintage Ports are only produced in years of exceptional quality and represent only a very small part of the total company’s production in that year. On average only two or three times every ten years are the weather conditions sufficiently good to allow for the making of Dow’s Vintage Port.
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2016 late bottled vintage, quinta gaivosa
The Alves de Sousa family has been producing wines for several generations, initially suppling fruit and wine to other port companies. When Domingos Alves de Sousa inherited his family’s quintas in 1987, he began producing wine under the family name. After studying viticulture in Bordeaux and his native Portugal, acquiring additional properties and constructing a modern cellar at Quinta da Gaivosa, he released his first vintage in 1991. Since then, Domingos and his wines have gained critical acclaim. Notably, he was named “Producer of the Year” by Revista de Vinhos in 1999 and 2007, and is the only person to have won this prestigious award twice.
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2017 late bottled vintage, niepoort, douro valley
The 2017 Late Bottled Vintage Niepoort is a dark ruby colour with a red rim, this LBV brings dark chocolate aromas to the foreground, along with fruits of the forest and a spicy character. It offers medium weight on the palate with firm structure and acidity providing superb freshness and ending in a spicy, warming finish. The wine is drinking beautifully now, with great freshness and primary fruit in evidence, but it will also benefit from further cellaring for a couple of decades.
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2017 quinta boa esperanca tinto, vinho regional lisboa
Quinta da Boa Esperança was born out of the wish to create a space that could reflect an ancient tradition and way of life. They believe in respect for nature and its joyful coexistence with man.
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2017 vintage port, eirados, douro
The 2017 Vintage Port, Eirados has plenty of rich and jammy fruit added to this wine making it enjoyable in it's youth but there are also some good, firm tannins suggesting that there is plenty of development to come. This is great value from a smaller Port House in an amazing vintage that has produced sublimely balanced, long loving wines.
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2018 autocarro 27, setubal 75cl
Herdade do Portocarro is a project that is based on a philosophy of production of finest wines in limited and exclusive quantities. These wines possess an intense and complex personality: they are tense and earthy, but also elegant and fresh. Located in the border between the beautiful Peninsula de Setubal and the intensely hot Alentejo plains, this 18 ha single vineyard has been planted on a hilltop facing South, 60 m above the river Sado. Both the rain’s draining and the sun exposure are excellent, it is surrounded by trees and benefits from the Atlantic Ocean’s cool influence.
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2018 beyra reserva beira doc 75cl
The grapes for this wine come from vineyards planted in the plateau area of Beira Interior wine region, at an average altitude of 725 meters, growing in granite soils with quartz veins. The vineyards are all of native varieties that are perfectly adapted to environmental and climatic characteristics created by the altitude, chosen one by one depending of the vintage.
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2018 beyra reserva quartz, rui madeira, beira interior
The grapes for this wine come from vineyards planted in the plateau area of Beira Interior wine region, at an average altitude of 725 meters, growing on granite soils with quartz veins. The vineyards are all planted of native varieties that are perfectly adapted to environmental and climatic characteristics created by the altitude, chosen one by one depending of the vintage.
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2018 moscatel de setubal doc, sivipa 75cl
For sheer value for money, this Moscatel is one of our favourite Dessert wines, despite it being the 'entry-level' offering from Sivipa.
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2019 ciconia tinto, alentejo
Constantly picking up gongs for brilliant value for money (Wine Spectator and others), Ciconia Tinto combines approachability with Alentejo’s most likeable features of rich, soft fruit, with a bit of roast and dried fruit notes.
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2019 manda chuva, setubal
Located between the Peninsula of Setúbal and the intensely hot plains of Alentejo this 18 hectare vineyard is planted south facing at some altitude to benefit from the Atlantic Ocean's cool breezes. It has had joint vinification in French oak vats.
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2019 niepoort drink me tinto 75cl
Dirk Niepoort's idea behind the 'Drink Me' label was to create an easy drinking red but without compromising the complexity, minerality and depth of classic Douro wines.
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2019 quinta boa esperanca rose, lisboa
Quinta Boa Esperanca lies in the rolling hills of the Lisbon Wine Region, sandwiched between the cooling influence of the Atlantic ocean and Monte Junte Ridge.
£15.95Out of Stock
2019 vinhas velhas, luis pato, bairrada
Luís Pato has been making wine here since 1980, ten years after his father became the first producer to estate bottle wines after the Bairrada DOC was granted. A stalwart of the region and local hero, Luis Pato has produced a consistently wonderful white from the traditional Bairrada white varieties of Bical, Cercial and Sercialinho from vines with an average age of 40 years old. Stainless steel fermentation produces arefreshing white with Pear, Apple and white flower aromatics which carry through to the palate and are underpinned by a nutty, almond complexity. Mix in a saline edge to the crisp, balanced acidity and you are left with a wonderful white which is evocative of the region.
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2020 atlantico rose, qta boa esperanca, lisboa
The stunning coast lands of Zibreira, on the western region of Portugal, based between the Atlantic Ocean and the Monte Junto ridge, belongs to Lisbon Wine Region, being one of the largest wine producers regions in the country.
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2020 avesso & alvarinho, casa de vilacetinho, doc vinho verde
The Avesso & Alvarinho Vinho Verde from Casa Vilacetinho is a wine with great complexity and structure showing great minerality and freshness along with a rounded, slightly weighty character thanks in part the 25 Year old Avesso vines.
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2020 cintila branco fernao pires, peninsula de setubal
The Pegões vineyard is located between two Nature Reserves: the Tagus estuary to the northwest and the Sado on the southwest. To the east are the Arrabida hills and to the west the Alentejo province's clays. The unique soil here is named "Pliocenico de Pegões". It is a sandy soil formed over millions of years by sand transported by the rivers Tagus and Sado. It is this Mediterranean climate and soil combination that creates this unique Pegões terroir.
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