Portugal’s winemakers have been equally conservative in one respect – keeping faith with their grapes. And no wonder! Portugal’s varieties are unique, with thrillingly different flavours. Yet quality-wise there has been no resting on traditional laurels. A quarter century of investment, education, open-mindedness and flair has meant explosive change. Choice has multiplied too. Alongside co-ops and large companies, myriad estates now make their own distinctive wines.
The land (terrain) is so diverse. From north to south, from east to west, from mountain to maritime vineyards, hot and dry or cool and green. In every style, from fizzy to port, from crisp dry whites to elegant reds, in so many diverse ways, Portuguese wines are unique.
For further information on this subject, please visit www.vinhosdoalgarve.pt(currently only in Portuguese).