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.
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz with 12 months in new French oak. Made..
€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
Made from a selection of the three best white varieties in the region: Alvarinho conveys struct..
€14.00 Ex Tax: €11.38
The wine is complex, full-bodied and well structured. Enticing aromas of citrus and tropical fruits...
€20.00 Ex Tax: €16.26
€22.95 Ex Tax: €18.66
Delicious Douro white from this well established producer. Portuguese wines offer exceptional value ..
€15.50 Ex Tax: €12.60
Vibrant fresh fruit but with great depth, aromatic complexity and solid structure, giving serious in..
€39.49 Ex Tax: €32.11
Elegant and intense, this blend of four Portuguese varietals (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto C..
€16.99 Ex Tax: €13.81
From the Tinta Negra Mole grape.
€18.99 Ex Tax: €15.44
Created from a blend of mostly Touriga Nacional but also Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão & Sous..
€83.95 Ex Tax: €68.25
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
A delicious blend of Portuguese varietals grown on old vines, aged in Burgundian oak barrels for two..
€18.00 Ex Tax: €14.63
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
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
Quinta da Gaivosa's Lordelo is an amazing composition of 30 indigenous grapes field-blended (inc..
€53.95 Ex Tax: €43.86