Matt Kramer, wine expert, considers Portugal to be one of the most exciting regions on the planet in terms of Wines, as he is a wine writer, he has had the opportunity to have visited different places in the world where high quality wines are produced.
Portugal and the city of Porto is no exception. After researching Portuguese wines, Matt Kramer came to Portugal and spent a season to try and get to know Portuguese wines.
Kramer’s opinion on Portuguese Wines and Douro Wine Region
“Dry wines from the Douro can be surprisingly attractive. It’s surprising because the place is hot in the summer. (A winegrower told me: “The Douro is eight months of paradise and four months of hell.”) So how can white wines be so good? elevation. The best whites come from old vines grown at altitudes above 2,000 feet.”
“So, the Douro is very interesting. But it is not the real reason why I chose to spend time in Portugal. It’s because of the grapes. Portugal is home to a dazzling number of indigenous grape varieties that create wines of supreme originality. You can find red grapes like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Roriz, Baga and hundreds of others, and white grapes like Arinto, Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho and Gouveio, among many others.”
What concludes Matt Kramer?
Portugal, after a process of transformation of some wine regions in Portugal and especially in the Douro, now has stunning wines with great offers that are conquering the world market. It is perhaps the wine producer (Portugal) where you are most likely to find great wines in the current market, although it is still not very well known worldwide.
Read more here about Matt Kramer’s Article.