Wine from Portugal – drink your fill
Portugal offers an enormous diversity of varieties. There are several hundred indigenous varieties distributed across the regions. Much is in motion in this land with its long history and rich traditions. A new generation of wine producers has picked up the challenge and they know what they want: quality in the vineyard, quality in the cellar, quality in the glass.
Those are also the principles followed in the Vale de Camelos vineyard. In the middle of the hot, dry Alentejo region, the Delinat vineyard cultivates unequalled natural diversity. The quality of the wine is also impressive: low yield and very careful ageing result in bold, fruity and yet elegant wines, the majority of which are produced from indigenous varieties.
With new momentum – Portuguese wine
The mighty Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon reminds us of the time when, thanks to bold seafarers and impressive fleets of sailing ships, Portugal was still a world power. The wine trade with England was already flourishing; export favourites included Port and Madeira. With the loss of power, wine production also became less important again. Only with the Carnation Revolution did a new upturn set in. More and more high-class wines can now be discovered, such as those from the Dão or Alentejo regions. From the north comes the well-known Vinho Verde, a lively white wine.
A potpourri of grape varieties
The countless indigenous grape varieties and spectacular landscapes, for example along the valley of the Douro River, contribute to the distinctiveness of Portugal. The most important autochthonous red varieties include Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Alicante Bouschet. Among the whites, they include Alvarinho, Loureiro, Arinto, Azal, Malvazia and Encruzado. The Delinat range invites us to discover the special wines from Portugal.
More on this subject can be found in the section Weinwissen Portugal (Wine know-how, Portugal).Show less