Key Regions: Douro, Dão, Alentejo, Vinho Verde
Wine Styles: White, Rosé, Red, Fortified
Key White Grapes: Alvarinho
Key Red Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca
Wine Region Specifics:
Douro (door-oh): Known for producing quality wines, the Douro has been called “The Bordeaux ” of Portugal. In addition to Port, the Douro produces some of the countries most sought-after table wines.
Dão (Dow): The Dão region, which has been referred to as “The Burgundy” of Portugal, is often known for creating lighter style, food friendly wines.
Alentejo (Allen-teh-joe): Located in the warmer region of southern Portugal, the wines from the Alentejo region are often fruitier and more full-flavoured in style and can be comparable to a Malbec or Shiraz.
Vinho Verde (Veen-yo Vair-Day): Located in northern Portugal bordering western Spain, Vinho Verde is a slightly effervescent, fairly neutral white wine that is lower in alcohol.