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Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.

2004 Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines

375ml

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3 available
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2006 Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines

Lightly elevated cork

WS  92   

2012 Quinta Vale D. Maria Douro Vinha da Francisca

2019 Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho

9 available
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2015 Quinta de S. José Douro Ruy Francisco

2 available
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2017 Quinta de S. José Douro Ruy Francisco

3 available
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2017 Quinta de S. José Douro Ruy Francisco

1.5ltr

2 available
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2016 Quinta dos Murças Assobio

10 available
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2004 Cortes De Cima Aragonez

Top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

2004 Campolargo Calda Bordaleza

Light label condition issue

3 available
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1996 Alianca Quinta Da Terrugem

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

1996 Alianca Quinta Da Terrugem

2007 Douro Family Estates Douro Signature

4 available
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2007 Herdade de Sao Miguel Reserva

2017 JNCQUOI Douro Red

2 available
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2017 JNCQUOI Douro Red

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2 available
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2019 Casa Santos Lima Stones and Bones Reserva

WE  90