In spite of its small size, Portugal is a country of diversity. The lush, coastal regions of the north-west and the hot, dry landscapes of the inland vineyards boast a wealth of indigenous styles that deliver immense variety. Coupled with winemakers whose confidence and creativity has surged in recent years, UK exports are growing fast. Lighter styles are finding new fans in the millennial market whilst premium, regionally-focused DOC wines saw a staggering 45.8% increase in volume in 2017.
With the UK market turning to Portugal for bold, characterful wines, this couldn’t be a more exciting time for buyers to explore the full extent of the country’s offerings.