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 fragrant and spicy red with refreshing acidity and soft tannins.
€18.49 Ex Tax: €15.03
Quinta do Noval is one of few houses known for both its Vintage and Colheita Ports. Colheita take..
€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.38
Climate conditions for this vintage were extreme: Strong heat during ripening elevated grape's su..
€46.99 Ex Tax: €38.20
A fantastic red wine from the Douro region. This boasts a variety of Tinta grapes and pairs won..
€42.00 Ex Tax: €34.15
Quinta da Gaivosa 2008 vintage port is an 81 year-old field blend (a random mix of planted vines ..
€47.99 Ex Tax: €39.02
2003 saw one of the wettest winters followed by the hottest summers. This off-the-charts weather pat..
€69.99 Ex Tax: €56.91
The weather was cool in 2008 and ultimately this explains the low yields. As a result, our vintage l..
€119.99 Ex Tax: €97.55
Quite a difficult vintage from a winemakers point of view. Almost drought-like conditions resulted i..
€49.95 Ex Tax: €40.61
2016 was a great year for this Nacional Port. The blend consisting of Touriga Franca, Tinto C&a..
€589.95 Ex Tax: €479.63
An exceptionally fruity and accessible style of Vintage Port, Silval can be enjoyed now but also rep..
€69.99 Ex Tax: €56.90
Silval is a particularly open and accessible style of Vintage Port, with the accent on exuberance..
€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.64
Made for Lovers of Vintage Port who do not want to wait too long, it can be enjoyed when young an..
€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.64
Made from a combination of grapes taken essentially from the Quinta do Noval Vineyard, it is also ch..
€52.99 Ex Tax: €43.08
An incredible port that has been released from the extensive archive of casks maturing at Taylor'..
€250.00 Ex Tax: €203.25