Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $274.99

  • white fortified sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $199.99

  • white fortified
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $18.99

Portugal Table

Antonio Lopes Ribeiro 2017 (Casa de Mouraz) Vinho Verde "Biotite"

From the lovely couple at Casa de Mouraz, Biotite is mostly Loureiro (with 10% Arinto) from certified organic vineyards in the Vinho Verde region, grown on granitic soils in the valley of the Lima River. This is a lovely mineral driven white, and a real eyeopener to the potential of the Vinho Verde wines. Most people just know the spritzy low alcohol whites (from early harvested usually under-ripe grapes), but this is a real wine, made from mature fruit and allowed to ferment naturally for a different kind of expression. Enjoy on its own on a sunny afternoon or with seafood, chicken, vegetables, sushi, salads, and cheeses. Stone fruit, salinity, and good concentration on the mid-palate. 2017 is really a fantastic vintage for this wine!    ~Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $15.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $7.99

Filipa Pato NV Bairrada Brut Rose "3B"

Bairrada, with its cooler maritime climate, has a long history of producing fresh and distinctive sparkling wines of quality from the native grapes of the region. Filipa Pato admirably keeps the tradition alive with her delicious and unpretentious brut rosé made from a blend of Bairrada’s signature noble red variety Baga and the tangy high acid white grape, Bical. Spicy and zesty with notes of bright citrus and red berries, this is a great (and affordable!) pairing for baked fish with paprika and Iberian olive oil or smoked fish brunch.

  • rosé
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Folias de Baco 2016 Vinho Tinto Uivo Francisca

Folias de Baco was started in 2007 by Douro native, Tiago Sampaio. The vineyards are located in the Alto Douro, on soils of schist and granite. He is reviving old traditions by making fascinating field blends from indigenous varieties, and at the same time exploring his love for Pinot Noir, which he developed while studying winemaking in Oregon. This is 100% Tinta Francisca grown in granite and schist soils at 600 meters of altitude. Dark in the glass, but elegant and subtly chalky on the palate. A beautiful wine with some crunchy red fruit and great acidity. Bravo Tiago!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $38.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $38.99

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $8.99

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $24.99

Luis Seabra 2017 Douro Xisto Ilimitado Tinto

Luis Seabra is on his own again, making wine with his partner in the Douro, after a long stint making wines at Niepoort. Part of his efforts in the Douro to study the various types of schist, the Xisto Ilimitado is an entry level red blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Rufete, Tinta Barroca, and 5% Malvasia Preta and Deonzelinho Tinto. Nice blackberry fruit, with subtle tannins and a soft finish. Earthy, but elegant.   ~Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 33 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

Tiago Teles 2016 Bairrada Gilda

70% Castelão Frances, 25% Alfrochiero, and 5% Merlot from the unforgettable Tiago Teles, in the Bairrada DO of Portugal. Tiago is in spirit and practice aligned with what some call the "natural wine" movement. Fermentation is always with indigenous yeast, with minimal addition of sulfur, and very little extraction, new oak, or any other modern techniques. He's enthusiastic about Portugal's history and the future of winemaking in this small but important country. The Gilda is medium bodied, with great energy and acidity to keep it fresh. An exciting addition to our Portugese section! Total SO2 17mg/l (that's low!) Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tiago Teles 2016 Bairrada Maria da Graça

This is 90% Alfrocheiro from young vines, and 10% Bical (a white grape), from clay-limestone soils. Grapes are foot stomped in 6000L lagars for about 10 days and then aging is for about a year, until the wine is bottles without fining or filtration. I tasted this wine several times in the last year or so, and I kept finding it a bit closed and tight. Not too tannic, but nonetheless structured and tough. Just yesterday (April 4th), Tiago came by to pour a few wines and say hello, and the Maria de Graca was singing! Now it was almost Burdundian in its elegance and finesse. The fruit was pronounced and more open, and the tannins were soft and integrated. Now that it's really opening up, it should be a great pleasure to drink for many years to come. Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99