Portuguese Wine

Portuguese wine map highlight Carcavelos
Regions of note: 9. Lourinhã DOC 14. Vinho Verde DOC
16. Porto DOC & Douro DOC 18.
Dão DOC 26. Madeira DOC & Madeirense DO

Portugal is most famous for its wide variety of fortified wines, or Ports, sweet, rich deliciously complex dessert wines.

  • Tawny
  • Ruby
  • White Port
  • Late Bottle Vintage
  • Crusted
  • Vintage Port
  • Single Quinta Vintage Port

The island of Madeira also makes a distinctly delicious style of fortified wine, owing to the fact that it is purposefully baked. The wines in order from lightest to heaviest:

  • Rainwater
  • Sercial
  • Verdelho
  • Bual
  • Malmsey

Having said that this region does not lack for delicious, dry well-priced table wines as well.

  • Vinho Verde
  • Lourinho
  • Dao