As you may well know from the Workshop 55 Newsletter’s October edition, we’re hosting an incredible Portugese Fiesta on 23 October, presented by Pedro Ribiero of Herdade do ROCIM in Portugal.
In this blog, we’ll look at the wines of Portugal, what you can expect, and what this region brings you in terms of taste, style, and quality.
ABOUT THE WINES OF PORTUGAL
Portuguese wines are unique in that there is a marked absence of international grape varieties – like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay – used in their production. The wines are made from over 250 home-grown varieties that are controlled by denomination of their origin, and are licensed for production only in certain areas.
Straight from the Wine Detective’s mouth, we have a wonderful description of the abilities and skills of Portuguese wine-makers:
“…Portugal has bucked the single varietal trend; its winemakers are highly skilled in the art of blending. Not just grape varieties either; a new generation of winemakers cleverly combine modern and traditional techniques. The result? A rich kaleidoscope of truly unique flavours, textures and aromas.”