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.
Delicious Douro white from this well established producer. Portuguese wines offer exceptional value ..
€15.50 Ex Tax: €12.60
Quite a difficult vintage from a winemakers point of view. Almost drought-like conditions resulted i..
€49.95 Ex Tax: €40.61
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz with 12 months in new French oak. Made..
€16.00 Ex Tax: €13.01
Elegant and intense, this blend of four Portuguese varietals (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto C..
€16.99 Ex Tax: €13.81
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
€24.00 Ex Tax: €19.51
Vibrant fresh fruit but with great depth, aromatic complexity and solid structure, giving serious in..
€39.49 Ex Tax: €32.11
Created from a blend of mostly Touriga Nacional but also Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão & Sous..
€83.95 Ex Tax: €68.25
This is a deep-coloured, lively, peppery wine, full of fresh fruit flavours. An ideal Port for infor..
€19.95 Ex Tax: €16.22
Fresh and harmonious, with well-intergraded tannins, black fruits and eucalyptus. Pure Sousao aged i..
€35.00 Ex Tax: €28.46
An average of 20 years in old French oak barrels
€47.95 Ex Tax: €38.98
Without doubt one of the best value wines we have! When asked what the grape varieties were, I was t..
€14.00 Ex Tax: €11.38
From the Tinta Negra Mole grape.
€18.99 Ex Tax: €15.44
A regular winner of both trophies and medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. ..
€18.50 Ex Tax: €15.04
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
Made from a selection of the three best white varieties in the region: Alvarinho conveys struct..
€14.00 Ex Tax: €11.38