Wine came to Portugal via the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and most importantly the Romans. However, it was when England and Portugal signed the Methuen treaty during the Spanish War Of Succession that sales really took off. Favourable taxes meant that Portugeuse wines were affordable and the English soon took a liking to them, particularly those from the Douro valley. Many merchants sets themselves up at the mouth of the Douro river in Oporto and they soon discovered that fortifying their wines saved them from any taint during the voyage to England. 'Port' wine remains a huge export, but there are many other fascinating gems to seek out from regions such as Madeira, Vinho Verde, Dao and Alentejo. In addition many port firms have started making excellent table wines using tradition port grape varieties.
Harmonious and balanced, fine, elegant and long, with all the aromatic complexity typical of Noval T..
€40.99 Ex Tax: €33.33
Quite a difficult vintage from a winemakers point of view. Almost drought-like conditions resulted i..
€49.95 Ex Tax: €40.61
This is a deep-coloured, lively, peppery wine, full of fresh fruit flavours. An ideal Port for infor..
€19.95 Ex Tax: €16.22
Elegant and intense, this blend of four Portuguese varietals (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto C..
€16.99 Ex Tax: €13.81
€22.95 Ex Tax: €18.66
Vibrant fresh fruit but with great depth, aromatic complexity and solid structure, giving serious in..
€39.49 Ex Tax: €32.11
From the Tinta Negra Mole grape.
€18.99 Ex Tax: €15.44
Juicy, smooth and well-balanced, with black fruits and some spice.
€13.95 Ex Tax: €11.34
Created from a blend of mostly Touriga Nacional but also Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão & Sous..
€83.95 Ex Tax: €68.25
A beautiful white wine, from the Douro region of Portugal. Vines grown in schist soil, in a hot, dry..
€13.99 Ex Tax: €11.37
An affordable bottling from this world class producer of wine and port. Named after the emblematic c..
€22.00 Ex Tax: €17.89
A combination of power and finesse. This has to be one of the best wines made in the Douro valley.&n..
€52.00 Ex Tax: €42.28
Delicious Douro white from this well established producer. Portuguese wines offer exceptional value ..
€14.95 Ex Tax: €12.15
An average of 20 years in old French oak barrels
€47.95 Ex Tax: €38.98
Aged for 10 years in French oak barrels
€24.95 Ex Tax: €20.28
Made from a selection of the three best white varieties in the region: Alvarinho conveys struct..
€13.45 Ex Tax: €10.94