Portugal's hugely distinctive whites


See earlier articles about Portuguese whites here and here.  

Listed below in alphabetical order of producer (sur)name are my favourites from a wide range of Portuguese whites tasted in London last month. I was particularly impressed by the depth and complexity of these appetising wines, which are generally blends of indigenous Portuguese varieties.


Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2006 Vinho Verde 16.5 Drink 2008-09

Loureiro grown on granite soils in the Lima subregion. Unoaked. Gentle, dusty lemony nose and then a sour citrus flavour on the palate (that’s positive though it may not sound like it!). On...