50 Great Portuguese Wines

on 16/06/12 at 9:01 am

Wine

The Douro has come out on top in Julia Harding MW’s “50 Great Portuguese Wines” unveiled today.

The list of 50 wines that Harding has spent the last year tasting features 27 reds, 18 whites, one sparkling and four fortified wines.

Douro wines led the way with 14 wines, with Dão and Alentejo also featuring prominently.

Harding, who won “Journalist of the Year” at the Portuguese Wine Awards in 2011, has spent the past year tasting her way around Portugal to find her top 50 wines.
Her selection, which she described as “wines I want to enjoy over the course of an evening and share with friends, not wines for sipping and spitting,” is made up of wines made exclusively from Portuguese grape varieties.