While Port may still be king, Northern Portugal has started making world-class red wines in the regions of Douro, Dao and Bairrada.
Some of the wines are light and elegant like Burgundy's Pinot Noir. On the other hand, there are also some bold, powerful wines similar to the muscular Barolos or Bordeauxs.
Northern Portugal consists of 3 main wine regions: Douro, Dao and Bairrada. While they had underperformed for decades, they are now producing some of the most exciting wines in the world.
The Douro is definitely the highlight of Northern Portugal. This area with its steeply terraced vineyards is perfect for making quality wines. Here is where you'll find the complex cult wines that are making the region famous.
Dao is known for making fruit-filled elegant wines more similar to France's Burgundy. The cold winters and mild summers make this the perfect spot for making delicate, lovely wine.
The wines of Bairrada are almost exclusively made from the Baga grape, which is normally harsh and tough.Read more
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