Portugal

Capela Santa Margarida Red 2016

The Story The Capela Santa Margarida Red 2016 is a blend of 40% Aragonez (Tempranillo), 40% Trincadeira (a local varietal) and 20% Alicante Bouschet (a hybrid grape mostly used in blends) farmed in vineyards in the Alentejano region of southern Portugal. Capa Santa Margarida is an ancient 15th-century chapel and the vineyards located on what was…

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Paxis Red Blend 2013

The Paxis Red Blend 2013 is a blend of Touriga Nacional (this THE red grape of Portugal), Tinta Roriz (also known as Tempranillo), and Touriga Franca (an indigenous grape that mixes well with Touriga Nacional) sourced from vineyards in the Lisboa region of Portugal. I found Paxis on sale for $6.99 and while this is the…

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Colossal Reserva Red 2015

The Colossal Reserva Red 2015 is a blend of 30% Touriga Nacional (probably the #1 Red grape of Portugal), 30% Syrah, 30% Tinta Roriz (known as Tempranillo in Spain), and 10% Alicante Bouschet sourced from Casa Santos Lima estate vineyards in the Lisboa wine region of Portugal. The Colossal Reserva is something of a rare wine,…

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Confidencial Reserva Tinto 2014

The Confidencial Reserva Tinto 2014 is a blend of more than 10 grape varietals farmed in Casa Santos Lima estate vineyards in the Lisboa growing region north and west of Lisbon in Portugal. What is confidencial about this wine is the grapes used. Many of the grapes grown in Portugal are indigenous to the region and…

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Porta 6 Red 2015

The Porta 6 Red 2015 is a blend of 50% Aragonez (the Portuguese name for Tempranillo and in Portugal this grape is also known as Tinto Roriz. Wine can be confusing enough without having 2 names for the same grape), 40% Castelão, and 10% Touriga Nacional (both indigenous local grapes) grown in the Lisboa region (north and west…

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Vilalva Douro Reserva 2010

The 2010 Vilalva Douro Reserva Red Blend is a $6.99 ALDI’s import exclusive, made for them by Enoport United Wines from grapes grown in the Douro DOC of Portugal. This is a DOC wine which is Portugal’s highest quality classification. Portuguese wines use indigenous grapes, you will not find Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, but you…

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Herdade da Comporte Red 2007

The Herdade da Comporta Red 2007 is a single Estate vineyard farmed blend of  40% Aragonez (known as Tempranillo in Spain), 40% Alicante Bouschet (a cross of French grape Petit Bouschet and Grenache), 10% Touriga Franca (one of the grapes used to make Port) and 10% Trincadeira (another grape used in Port) grown in the Peninsula de…

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2004 Jose Maria da Fonseca Moscatel de Setubal

The 2004 Jose Maria da Fonseca Moscatel de Setubal is not the usual wine you see on Cheapwinefinder. The Moscatel de Setubal is a fortified (meaning Brandy was added to the wine) dessert wine made from the Moscatel de Setubal grape which is a type of the Muscat grape (Muscat normally produces Moscato). Jose Maria…

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2009 Jose Maria da Fonseca Periquita Red

The 2009 Jose Maria da Fonseca Periquita (translates to parakeet) is 79% Castelao, 10.5% Trincadeira and 10.5% Aragonez sourced from Estate vineyards on the Peninsula de Setubal in the Terras do Sado grape growing region in Southwest Portugal. Jose Maria da Fonseca is the oldest winery in Portugal, it has been owned by the same…

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2010 Herdade Da Comporta White

The 2010 Herdade Da Comporta White is a blend of 65% Arinto and 35% Antão Vaz grapes grown on Comporta Estate Vineyards in the Peninsula de Setubal region of Portugal.  Arinto and Antão Vaz are two of the main indigenous White grapes of Portugal, they are often blended together, Antão Vaz gives the wine good body and…

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Brisa Do Mar 2011 Vinho Verde Rose

Rosés have come a long way. Before all you’d see was White Zinfandel or White Merlot, but now it seems the American palate has become a bit more refined. Suddenly rosés out of Provence and Tavel have made a come back and brought a lot of other unique wines along with them. The one I…

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Gazela Vinho Verde

The Gazela Vinho Verde is a traditional Portuguese White wine blend sourced from estate vineyards and private small farms in the Vinho Verde DO in Northwest Portugal. Vinho Verde translates to “green wine” not in terms of color, but green as in unseasoned or aged. The blend consists of mainly Loureiro, with smaller amounts of…

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2010 Tussock Jumper Aragonez/Touriga Nacional

The Tussock Jumper Aragonez/Touriga Nacional is a red blend sourced from the Alentejo region in southern Portugal. Aragonez (75%) is the Portuguese name for Tempranillo and Touriga National (25%) is The red grape of Portugal and is one of the main grapes used to make Port. The Alentejo region has been a leading Portuguese wine…

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