She’s done it!! Renowned wine writer specializing in Portuguese wine, Sarah Ahmed has published, what she considers, the top 50 Portuguese wines for 2009. Although a bit heavy on the Douro and Alentejo regions, understandably, we feel she’s covered the country rather well.
However, keep in mind that awards like these are inherently flawed, as these wines have now obtained a name and fame before individual discovery. That said, looking down the list, there are some great unknowns and a few surprises, all which help to show Portugal’s diversity.
We’ve tried to link to each wine whenever possible with more information. Interestingly, many participants at theÂ 2009 European Wine Blogger’s Conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, were able to try several ofÂ these wines, and we’d be curious to know their thoughts, not to mention your own!
For a full and detailed report, make sure to check out her Portugal Regional Report page.
Anselmo Mendes Contacto Alvarinho 2008
Quinta do Louridal Poema Alvarinho 2007
Quinta de Saes Reserva Branco 2008
Poeira Pó de Poeira Branco 2008
Quinta das Vinhas de Areia Fundação Oriente Ramisco 2005
Quinta da Pellada Reserva 2006
Please share your thoughts with us. Do you feel this list covers what you would elect as the top 50? Are there any you would switch out for another, or get rid of entirely?
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