Portuguese Wines!

In honor of my upcoming trip, here are some wines I tasted at the Wine Blogger Conference.  At the conference, Gabriella and Ryan brought tons of wines from Portugal courtesy of Wines of Portugal (I think that’s who sponsored it, the agenda seems to have been replaced by next year’s conference already!) and I went and tasted some…though it was very crowded and hard to get to to many different bottles!

2007 Marques de Borba Alentejo: Smoky, bright red fruit, spice, cedar, floral, tart red fruit, cranberries.

2004 Adegaborba Reserva: Black currants, spice, strawberry, red currants, red fruit, raspberry, tight red fruit.

2005 Adega Coop Reserva: Spice, red fruit, berries, simple.

2007 Aveleda Alvarinho Vinho Verde: Melon, grapefruit, flowers, really citrusy, lemon, refreshing.

2006 Twisted Douro Tinto: Smoke, black fruit, anise, tannic, dry, black fruit.

2005 Incógnito Cortes de Cima Red Wine: Raisins, red currants, spice, meat, espresso, dark fruit, tannic, very dry.

I’m looking forward to trying so many more Portuguese wines on my trip! I’ve only ever had a few in my life, and most have been Ports, so it should be great to try others from different regions and grapes!


One Response

  1. I’ve been excited about Portuguese wines lately, too. I posted about two good values recently:

    – Quinta do Valdoeiro 2006 Barraida
    – Vale do Bomfim 2007 Douro

    I’m especially intrigued by the Barraida wines made with the Baga grape.

    Can’t wait to read about all your finds.

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