Portugal

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.

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Portugal

Andreza Reserva

75 cl

A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz with 12 months in new French oak. Made..

€15.50 Ex Tax: €12.60

Quinta do Noval 2012 Vintage Port

75cl

Quite a difficult vintage from a winemakers point of view. Almost drought-like conditions resulted i..

€49.95 Ex Tax: €40.61

Muros Antigos Vinho Verde

75 cl

Made from a selection of the three best white varieties in the region: Alvarinho conveys struct..

€14.00 Ex Tax: €11.38

Muros Antigos Contacto Alvarinho

75 cl

The wine is complex, full-bodied and well structured. Enticing aromas of citrus and tropical fruits...

€20.00 Ex Tax: €16.26

Andreza Códega do Larinho Branco New In

Andreza Códega do Larinho Branco

75cl

Delicious Douro white from this well established producer. Portuguese wines offer exceptional value ..

€15.50 Ex Tax: €12.60

Alves de Sousa 2011 Vintage Port

19.5 cl

Vibrant fresh fruit but with great depth, aromatic complexity and solid structure, giving serious in..

€39.49 Ex Tax: €32.11

Vale da Raposa Reserva

75 cl

Elegant and intense, this blend of four Portuguese varietals (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto C..

€16.99 Ex Tax: €13.81

Barbeito Sweet 3 Year-Old

75 cl

From the Tinta Negra Mole grape. ..

€18.99 Ex Tax: €15.44

Quinta do Noval 2016 Vintage Port New In

Quinta do Noval 2016 Vintage Port

75cl

Created from a blend of mostly Touriga Nacional but also Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão & Sous..

€83.95 Ex Tax: €68.25

Quinta do Noval Douro Doc

75 cl

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

JCM Tinto

75 cl

A delicious blend of Portuguese varietals grown on old vines, aged in Burgundian oak barrels for two..

€18.00 Ex Tax: €14.63

Barbeito Verdelho 10 Year-Old Reserve

75 cl

100% Verdehlo, aged for 10-15 years. Naturally aged in casks and bottled in its purest state, best&n..

€39.99 Ex Tax: €32.51

Andreza Viosinho I Verdelho Branco

75 cl

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

Quinta do Noval Duriense Cedro do Noval

75 cl

An affordable bottling from this world class producer of wine and port. Named after the emblematic c..

€22.00 Ex Tax: €17.89

Quinta da Gaivosa Lordelo

70cl

Quinta da Gaivosa's Lordelo is an amazing composition of 30 indigenous grapes field-blended (inc..

€53.95 Ex Tax: €43.86