Published 27th January 2017

Exploring the wines of Portugal


While it is best known for its iconic fortified wines, Port and Madeira, Portugal’s non-fortified wines have come on in leaps and bounds over the years, offering a myriad of local grape varieties, drinking styles and regions to explore. We have picked out a few of our favourite wines from the country which some call “the last frontier” of European wine, and will be serving them in our wine bars from 1st February until the end of March 2017.

From two different areas, Lisbon and the Douro, they provide a glimpse of the quality and value that Portugal can offer. Sourced from the renowned Symington Family Estate and two boutique producers which are exclusively imported by Davy’s Wine Merchants, they are well worth a try.

Altano Branco 2015 Symington Estate, Douro
Refreshing citrus and tropical fruit flavours dominate. A blend of Malvasia Fina, Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega de Larinho and Moscatel Galego.

Quinta da Silveira Branco Douro (Limited availability)
Intense aroma of tropical fruits, wild herbs and spice. The palate is full bodied with a slight creamy note and a long finish. Malvasia Fina, Codega de Larinho and Rabigato.

Altano Tinto 2014 Symington Estate, Douro
Attractive fruity and floral aromas. Medium-bodied with sweet tannins and a smooth finish. A blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) and Tinta Barroca.

Memória Reserva 2012 Quinta dos Capuchos, Lisboa
Rich black fruit flavours on the palate with spice and a little eucalyptus. Smooth and elegant.  Touriga Nacional and Syrah.

Memória Grande Escolha 2011 Quinta dos Capuchos, Lisboa
The Quinta’s finest wine. Powerful and intense with complex aromas of dark berry fruit, mint and dark chocolate. A full-bodied blend of Syrah and Touriga Nacional.

Why not join us to taste these wines – book your table at one of our wine bars today.

To find out more and buy Portuguese wines online, visit the Davy’s Wine Merchants online shop.