If you come on holidays to Portugal and you want to know more about the portuguese wine, we will show you some of the wine cellars around Lisbon where you could visit the gardens and vineyards and taste the wine.
Portugal it is a small geographic country but it has a great and big variety of wines. The vineyards along Portugal’s windy Atlantic coast give us Vinho Verde from the north west region of Portugal. These are green wine usually with a minor alcohol composition (around 11%) which is usually to join the main dish sardines.
Afterwards we have Douro Valley which develop well, with tannins softening and a fruit mellowing. Top Douro reds have their own robust style of elegance, and often a complexity of flavour that comes from the mix of grapes, sometimes “vineyard blends” where old vines of mixed varieties are planted together.
The Dão region which its wines are made with Touriga Nacional grape blended with Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and other grapes to make intensely-flavoured, perfumed reds with good acidity and a wonderfull balance.
Alentejo region is know by its body and rich fruit wine due to the warm summers in the region. The grape variety of the region such as Trincadeira and Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah, Touriga Nacional and Cabernet Sauvignon, make a oak-age, opulent but an easy drinking charm wine.
The red wines of Palmela on the Península de Setúbal/ Lisbon made from Castelão grape, gives reds wines with complex, fruity flavours, good acidity and balanced tannins, ageing to an elegant taste.
JMVieira and Quinta da Bacalhoa are two vineyards around Lisbon where we are going to take you to know more about portuguese wines. If you love enoturism and if you are on holidays in Portugal, pick up this tour, this is your tour!