Portuguese grapes varieties for red wine

Main Portuguese grapes varieties used for red wine.

In Portugal there are several types of grapes varieties used for red wine. Some create fantastic mono-varietal wines or wonderful blended wines.

There are over 4,000 varieties of grapes identified and catalogued globally. Portugal ranks as the country with the second largest number of indigenous grape varieties, not found in other parts of the world Continue reading “Portuguese grapes varieties for red wine”

Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon, Ameias 2013

Premium quality red wine Cabernet Sauvignon

Peninsula de Setubal red wine Cabernet Sauvignon, with intense dark ruby colors, aromas of green peppers and some mineral. A soft, round and balanced wine.

One premium red wine from the noble grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon. Continue reading “Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon, Ameias 2013”

The Grapes of Vinho Verde Alvarinho and Loureiro

Premium Vinho Verde grapes Alvarinho and Loureiro

Vinho Verde is home to an astounding 45 indigenous varieties of grapes. Of those there are 9 recommended red and white varieties for winemakers. The red grapes are: Espadeiro, Padeiro and Vinhao. The white grapes are: Alvarinho, Arinto, Avesso, Azal, Loureiro and Trajadura. Continue reading “The Grapes of Vinho Verde Alvarinho and Loureiro”

Red Wine Vinho Verde

Red Wine Vinho Verde Vinhao 2015

This it’s a very good red wine Vinho Verde, produced in Portugal in the demarcated region of Vinho Verde in northwestern Portugal. In the palate it’s full-bodied and persistent. Full of mature berries, long and complex. Like the majority of red wine Vinho Verde it’s fresh and young.

Continue reading “Red Wine Vinho Verde”