Why Portugal is High on a Wine Lover's List

Apr 29, 2014



Wine writer Dave McIntyre speaks highly of Portugal as a wine region of tremendous value and variety, specifically calling out the Douro region.

He says, "Stylistically, Douro’s table wines are similar to Spain’s famous reds from Rioja and Ribera del Duero; remember the tempranillo connection. Yet Douro reds have a complexity that seems to reach down into the schist that makes up the vineyard soils. They also have a leafy, somewhat woodsy character that speaks of the outdoors. They don’t conjure wood-paneled tasting rooms or barrel cellars as much as an autumn hike along a riverside trail."

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