Joshua_Greene_50_Great_Gala_150x200.jpg50 Great Wines 
by Joshua Greene - REVEALED

 

On January 16th, 2014, Wines of Portugal announced this year's 50 Great Portuguese Wines, an impressive collection chosen by esteemed US wine writer and personality, Joshua Greene.

Joshua Greene has been Editor and Publisher of Wine & Spirits Magazine since 1986, and writes feature stories and commentary for each issue. Over the years, Greene has traveled extensively in Portugal and, in 2009, was awarded Portugal's Order of Merit for his writing on the country's wines. In addition to covering Portugal for Wine & Spirits, Greene also serves as the critic for regions including Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Australia.

"Portugal's great wines stand apart from all the wines I taste from other regions," Greene comments. "They are not copies of international styles. In fact, they offer a world of styles all their own, based on a set of indigenous varieties capable of producing world-class wines."

"These vines have evolved to perform exceptionally well in Portugal's diverse climates and in the soils that lend the top wine districts their greatest distinctions, whether the schist of the Douro Valley, the granite of Dão or the limestone of Bairrada. I'm excited to show some remarkable examples among this year's 50 Great Wines of Portugal."

 


01 - 2012 Solar das Bouças Loureiro, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOLAR DAS BOUÇAS
Wine Name: LOUREIRO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): LOUREIRO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 80,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ÁLVARO VAN ZELLER

 


 

02 - 2012 Quinta de Gomariz Avesso, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DE GOMARIZ
Wine Name: AVESSO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): AVESSO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO SOUSA

 


 

03 - 2012 Quinta da Lixa Aromas das Castas Alvarinho Trajadura, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DA LIXA
Wine Name: AROMAS DAS CASTAS ALVARINHO TRAJADURA
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO (50%), TRAJADURA (50%)
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: CARLOS TEIXEIRA

 


 

04 - 2011 Quinta de Pacos Casa do Capitao-mor, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DE PAÇOS
Wine Name: CASA DO CAPITÃO-MOR
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 6,600 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI CUNHA

 


 

05 - 2012 Soalheiro Alvarinho, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOALHEIRO
Wine Name: ALVARINHO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 100,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUIS CERDEIRA

 


 

06 - 2012 Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOALHEIRO
Wine Name: PRIMEIRAS VINHAS
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 12,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUIS CERDEIRA

 


 

07 - 2012 Anselmo Mendes Vinhos Contacto, Vinho Verde

Producer: ANSELMO MENDES VINHOS
Wine Name: CONTACTO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 60,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANSELMO MENDES

 


 

08 - 2010 IdealDrinks Eminencia, Vinho Verde

Producer: IDEALDRINKS
Wine Name: EMINÊNCIA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): LOUREIRO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 20,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: CARLOS LUCAS

 


 

09 - 2012 Casa de Mouraz Encruzado, Dao

Producer: CASA DE MOURAZ
Wine Name: ENCRUZADO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ENCRUZADO
Region: DÃO
Production: 3,666 BOTTLES
Winemaker: VINES AND WINES AND ANTÓNIO LOPES RIBEIRO

 


 

10 - 2004 Quinta das Bágeiras Garrafeira White, Bairrada

Producer: QUINTA DAS BÁGEIRAS
Wine Name: GARRAFEIRA WHITE
Vintage: 2004
Varietal(s): MARIA GOMES, BICAL
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 3,200 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI ALVES

 


 

11 - 2011 Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto, Lisboa

Producer: QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA
Wine Name: ARINTO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ARINTO
Region: LISBOA
Production: - 
Winemaker: SANDRA TAVARES DA SILVA

 


 

12 - 2012 Enoport United Wines Quinta do Boicao Reserva White, Bucelas

Producer: ENOPORT UNITED WINES
Wine Name: QUINTA DO BOIÇÃO RESERVA WHITE
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ARINTO
Region: BUCELAS
Production: 15,600 BOTTLES
 Winemaker: JOÃO VICÊNCIO

 


 

13 - 2011 Casca Wines Monte Cascas Malvasia de Colares Branco, Colares

Producer: CASCA WINES
Wine Name: MONTE CASCAS MALVASIA DE COLARES BRANCO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): MALVASIA DE COLARES
Region: COLARES
Production: 450 BOTTLES
Winemaker: HELDER CUNHA AND FREDERICO GOMES

 


 

14 - 2011 Rui Reguinga Enologia Terrenus, Alentejo

Producer: RUI REGUINGA ENOLOGIA
Wine Name: TERRENUS
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ARINTO, FERNÃO PIRES, BICAL, ROUPEIRO AND OTHER VARIETALS
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 5,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI REGUINGA

 


 

15 - 2012 Herdade do Esporão Verdelho, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DO ESPORÃO
Wine Name: VERDELHO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): VERDELHO
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 5,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DAVID BAVERSTOCK AND SANDRA ALVES

 


 

16 - 2012 Secret Spot Wines Vale da Poupa Moscatel Galego White, Douro

Producer: SECRET SPOT WINES
Wine Name: VALE DA POUPA MOSCATEL GALEGO WHITE
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): MOSCATEL GALEGO BRANCO
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI CUNHA AND HUGO LINTON

 


 

17 - 2012 Jose Maria da Fonseca Vinhos Domingos Soares Franco Colecção Privada Moscatel Roxo Rosé, Península de Setúbal

Producer: JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA VINHOS
Wine Name: DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO COLECÇÃO PRIVADA MOSCATEL ROXO ROSÉ
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): MOSCATEL ROXO
Region: PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL
Production: 8,500 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO

 


 

18 - 2009 Quinta da Alorna Portal da Aguia Red DOC, Tejo

Producer: QUINTA DA ALORNA
Wine Name: PORTAL DA ÁGUIA RED DOC
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TINTA RORIZ, CASTELÃO, SYRAH, ALICANTE BOUSCHET
Region: TEJO
Production: 230,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MARTTA REIS SIMÕES

 


 

19 - 2008 Quinta de Chocapalha Red, Lisboa

Producer: QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA
Wine Name: RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TINTA RORIZ (33%), SYRAH (22%), TOURIGA NACIONAL (22%), TOURIGA FRANCA (11%), CASTELÃO (10%), ALICANTE BOUSCHET(2%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: - 
Winemaker: SANDRA TAVARES DA SILVA

 


 

20 - 2011 Quinta do Pinto Estate Collection Red, Alenquer

Producer: QUINTA DO PINTO
Wine Name: ESTATE COLLECTION RED
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (25%), ARAGONEZ (20% ), CASTELÃO (10%), ALFROCHEIRO (10%), TINTA MIÚDA (10%), SYRAH (25%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: 150,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: TIAGO BELLEGARDE MACHADO

 


 

21 - 2010 Vidigal Wines Brutalis, Lisboa

Producer: VIDIGAL WINES
Wine Name: BRUTALIS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): ALICANTE BOUSCHET (85%), CABERNET SAUVIGNON (15%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO VENTURA, RAFAEL NEUPARTH AND ARNALDO SIMÕES

 


 

22 - 2010 Quinta da Plansel Marques de Montemor Colheita Seleccionada Touriga Franca, Alentejo

Producer: QUINTA DA PLANSEL
Wine Name: MARQUÊS DE MONTEMOR, COLHEITA SELECCIONADA TOURIGA FRANCA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA FRANCA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 4,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DORINA LINDEMANN

 


 

23 - 2010 Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha das Romas, Alentejo

Producer: MONTE DA RAVASQUEIRA
Wine Name: VINHA DAS ROMÃS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): SYRAH, TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALICANTE BOUSCHET, TOURIGA FRANCA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PEDRO PEREIRA GONÇALVES

 


 

24 - 2010 Herdade do Esporao Reserva Red, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DO ESPORÃO
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): ARAGONÊS, TRINCADEIRA, ALICANTE BOUSCHET, CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 50,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DAVID BAVERSTOCK AND LUIS PATRAO

 


 

25 - 2008 Herdade de Vale Barqueiros Reserva Red, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DE VALE BARQUEIROS
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): ALICANTE BOUSCHET, TRINCADEIRA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 14,400 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PAULO LAUREANO

 


 

26 - 2010 Lusovini Pedra Cancela Selecao do Enologo, Dao

Producer: LUSOVINI
Wine Name: PEDRA CANCELA SELEÇÃO DO ENÓLOGO
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALFROCHEIRO, TINTA RORIZ
Region: DÃO
Production: 200,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOÃO PAULO GOUVEIA

 


 

27 - 2010 Casa de Mouraz Elfa, Dão

Producer: CASA DE MOURAZ
Wine Name: ELFA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): FIELD BLEND OF 30 DIFFERENT GRAPE VARIETALS
Region: DÃO
Production: 6,666 BOTTLES
Winemaker: VINES & WINES AND ANTÓNIO LOPES RIBEIRO

 


 

28 - 2009 FTP Vinhos Quinta do Serrado Reserva Red, Dao

Producer: FTP VINHOS
Wine Name: QUINTA DO SERRADO RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALFROCHEIRO, JAEN
Region: DÃO
Production: - 
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO MACHADO

 


 

29 - 2007 Quinta da Ponte Pedrinha Vinhas Velhas, Dao

Producer: QUINTA DA PONTE PEDRINHA
Wine Name: VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2007
Varietal(s): BLEND OF DIFFERENT GRAPES VARIETALS
Region: DÃO
Production: 8,300 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PATRÍCIA CARVALHO, CATARINA SIMÕES AND
LAFAYETTE AGRA

 


 

30 - 2009 Alianca Quinta da Dona Red, Bairrada

Producer: ALIANÇA
Wine Name: QUINTA DA DÔNA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 22,687 BOTTLES
Winemaker: FRANCISCO ANTUNES

 


 

31 - 2009 Luis Pato Vinha Pan, Bairrada

Producer: LUÍS PATO
Wine Name: VINHA PAN
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 3,066 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUÍS PATO

 


 

32 - 2009 Quinta das Bageiras Garrafeira Red, Bairrada

Producer: QUINTA DAS BÁGEIRAS
Wine Name: GARRAFEIRA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 8,676 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI ALVES

 


 

33 - 2011 Joao Brito e Cunha Quinta de S. Jose Touriga Nacional, Douro

Producer: JOÃO BRITO E CUNHA
Wine Name: QUINTA DE S. JOSÉ TOURIGA NACIONAL
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL
Region: DOURO
Production: 2,700 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOÃO BRITO E CUNHA

 


 

34 - 2011 Muxagat Vinhos Red, Douro

Producer: MUXAGAT VINHOS
Wine Name: RED
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, SOUSÃO
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MATEUS NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA

 


 

35 - 2010 Quinta Seara d’Ordens TalentVs Grande Escolha, Douro

Producer: QUINTA SEARA D'ORDENS
Wine Name: TALENTVS GRANDE ESCOLHA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (50%), TOURIGA FRANCA (25%), TINTA RORIZ (25%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 6,092 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUÍS SOARES DUARTE

 


 

36 - 2010 Jorge Nobre Moreira Poeira, Douro

Producer: JORGE NOBRE MOREIRA
Wine Name: POEIRA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): OLD VINES
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JORGE MOREIRA

 


 

37 - 2010 Niepoort Vinhos Batuta, Douro

Producer: NIEPOORT VINHOS
Wine Name: BATUTA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TINTA AMARELA, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA RORIZ, RUFETE, MALVAZIA PRETA AND OTHERS
Region: DOURO
Production: 13,014 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DIRK NIEPOORT AND TEAM

 


 

38 - 2010 Wine & Soul Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas, Douro

Producer: WINE & SOUL
Wine Name: QUINTA DA MANOELLA VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (60%), TOURIGA FRANCA (25%), TINTA RORIZ (10%), TINTA FRANCISCA (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JORGE BORGES AND SANDRA TAVARES

 


 

39 - 2009 Adriano Ramos Pinto Collection, Douro

Producer: ADRIANO RAMOS PINTO
Wine Name: COLLECTION
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (50%), TOURIGA FRANCA (40%), TINTA DA BARCA (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: - 
Winemaker: JOÃO NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA

 


 

40 - 2009 Duorum Vinhos Reserva Vinhas Velhas, Douro

Producer: DUORUM VINHOS
Wine Name: RESERVA VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): FIELD BLEND OF MAINLY TOURIGA NACIONAL (45%), TOURIGA FRANCA (45%), TINTA RORIZ (5%), SOUSÃO (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOSÉ MARIA SOARES FRANCO

 


 

41 - 2008 Quinta do Portal Reserva, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO PORTAL
Wine Name: RESERVA
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (40%), TINTA RORIZ (45%), TOURIGA FRANCA (15%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 2,620 CASES
Winemaker: PAULO COUTINHO

 


 

42 - 2008 Folias de Baco Olho no Pe Grande Reserva Red, Douro

Producer: FOLIAS DE BACO
Wine Name: OLHO NO PÉ GRANDE RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): MIXED OF NATIVE VARIETALS
Region: DOURO
Production: 3,550 BOTTLES
Winemaker: TIAGO SAMPAIO

 


 

43 - 2008 Quinta do Noval Red Wine, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO NOVAL
Wine Name: RED WINE
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): Touriga Nacional (50%), Touriga Franca (40%), Tinto Cão (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 1,500 CASES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO AGRELLOS

 


 

44 - 2008 Quinta da Sequeira Reserva Red, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DA SEQUEIRA
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA
RORIZ, TINTA AMARELA, TINTA BARROCA
Region: DOURO
Production: 7,750 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MÁRIO CARDOSO

 


 

45 - 2007 Quinta do Sagrado Mutante, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO SAGRADO
Wine Name: MUTANTE
Vintage: 2007
Varietal(s): OLD VINE VARIETALS (33%), BLEND OF
VARIETALS (31%), TINTA AMARELA (14%), TOURIGA FRANCESA (11%), TOURIGA NACIONAL (6%), TINTA RORIZ (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 12,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOSÉ MARIA CALEM

 


 

46 - 1996 Madeira Wine Company Blandy’s Colheita Bual, Madeira

Producer: MADEIRA WINE COMPANY
Wine Name: BLANDY’S COLHEITA BUAL
Vintage: 1996
Varietal(s): BUAL
Region: MADEIRA
Production: 3,000 (500 ML) BOTTLES
Winemaker: FRANCISCO ALBUQUERQUE

 


 

47 - NV Sogevinus Fine Wines Burmester Tordiz 40 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro

Producer: SOGEVINUS FINE WINES
Wine Name: BURMESTER TORDIZ 40 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT
Vintage: NV
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (30%), TINTA RORIZ (30%), TOURIGA FRANCA (30%), TINTA BARROCA (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: - 
Winemaker: CARLOS ALVES

 


 

48 - 1969 Symington Family Estates Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Port, Douro

Producer: SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES
Wine Name: GRAHAM’S SINGLE HARVEST TAWNY PORT
Vintage: 1969
Varietal(s): BLEND OF TRADITIONAL DOURO GRAPE VARIETALS
Region: DOURO
Production: 356 CASES
Winemaker: CHARLES SYMINGTON

 


 

49 - 2011 Fonseca Vintage Porto, Douro

Producer: FONSECA
Wine Name: VINTAGE PORTO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA BARROCA, TINTA RORIZ, TINTO CÃO, TINTA AMARELA
Region: DOURO
Production: 6,000 Cases
Winemaker: DAVID GUIMARAENS

 


 

50 - 2011 Niepoort Vinhos Porto Vintage, Douro

Producer: NIEPOORT VINHOS
Wine Name: VINTAGE
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA RORIZ, TINTO CÃO, TINTA FRANCISCA, TINTA AMARELA, SOUSÃO AND OTHER
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DIRK NIEPOORT AND TEAM

 


 

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