There has been a quiet revolution in Portuguese wine making and Flagship Wines has caught up with this and reflected it in the small but good range of wines we list. The good news is that they realise the value of their distinctive national grape varieties that make characterful wines and so are not following the trend of other countries in planting international grape varieties such as Shiraz and Merlot.
Grapes with names such as Alvarinho are well known for making crisp, light, citrussy white wines that are great with fish and look out for the vibrantly fruity yet robust wines made from the Alfrocheiro grape variety. Port grapes such as Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca are also used for red wine making especially in the Douro.
Flagship Wines lists Portuguese wines from three of the main producing regions of Portugal:
Douro – this is a beautiful mountainous region in the north of the country and is the best known producing premium wines. Port makers have finally realised that production of quality table wines can support not devalue the port industry by broadening its appeal.
Dao – just south of the Douro is a region that was renowned for soupy heavy reds made by large co-operative but which now features elegant robust reds form the same grapes made by smaller individual producers.
Alentejo – this area stretches from the Tagus river to the Algarve bordering Spain in the East and as shown by the Terra d’Alter wines we list makes appealing delicious wines in the challenging hot climate.
The full range of Portuguese wines is available online and in our shop in St Albans, Herts. Best of all, our expert team is happy to offer friendly advice. So whether you’re looking for an everyday drink or indulging in a special white wine for a celebration, we’re here to help.
Matching Portuguese wine with your menu
Would you like to know which Portuguese wine best suits your menu? Talk to us about your plans… we’ll suggest the ideal wines for your food, taste and budget. From the wines in stock, we’ll help find the perfect choice for you.
Ordering your Portuguese wine
It’s easy! Simply buy online, or find out about our Wine On Tap service for regular deliveries of your favourite wines – and some new ones (based on your taste) if you ask us to surprise you!
Portuguese wine: the perfect present
Are you looking for inspiration for a gift? We deliver throughout the UK and local delivery is free. Alternatively, how about giving someone a Flagship Wines gift voucher? They can browse online, or visit our store at St Albans, enjoying choosing as well as drinking their wine!
Remember – if you would like any more information, please do contact us.