Portuguese cellars produce one of the best wines in the world. While the Spanish cellars are famous for red wine, their Portuguese counterparts are best known for dry wine. For starters, dry wine means that it doesn’t have grape sugars as they fermented into alcohol. Even though you will find a wide range to choose from, here are our best recommendations for Portuguese dry wine.
This is a high quality dry red wine. Dauro is a port wine mostly made from port grapes. It has intense aromas of blackberry, plum, violet, blueberry, and cinnamon. Depending on the producer, it is usually 10-20 years old.
This wine’s grape is grown in the north central of Portugal and Spain. It has strong flavorings of plum and raspberry. The wine is very dry, and it has very fine tannin and a smooth finish. Its age worth is 10-20 years.
It is made from Alley-Canty Boo-shay grapes. These grapes are rare in the world, and have red skin and flesh. This wine comes in different varieties ranging from full-bodied to super-bodied with strong blackberry and blueberry flavors.
The Three White wine has a robust aroma of honeycomb, Vaseline, and beeswax. It also has a lemon flavor and faint bitterness from rape fruit. Its age goes up to 15 years.
This wine has a dry limeade taste that makes it quite refreshing. It has a low alcohol level making it quite thirst-quenching and hence it is suitable on a hot day. Vinho Verde’s age is worth more than 10 years.
Portugal dry wines are a real adventure. If a chance presents themselves, don’t miss the opportunity to try them. Rest assured you will want to stick to the rare wine for as long as you can.