Where Portugal is now – mostly whites

Blossom and sunshine in the Douro valley, Portugal

140 Portuguese wines, mainly white, reviewed in this second part of our enthusiastic review of the current wine scene in Portugal. See also Where Portugal is now – reds. This picture was taken recently in the Douro Valley by Paul Symington, currently sequestered there.

My Portuguese marathon of 2011/12 involved tasting about 1,200 Portuguese wines in order to select my top 50. The most common reaction when the wines were revealed to trade, press and consumers at six tastings in the UK was surprise at how many great whites there were (27 reds, 18 whites, 1 fizz, 4...