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Portugal has many vine varieties and countless regional synonyms. Some are endemic to Portugal, while others are native to Spain. There have been an increasing number are the ever-popular 'international varieties of French origin planted in Portugal. The country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (Port and Madeira), by retaining their indigenous grapes, Portugal's winegrowers have maintained a certain uniqueness in their wines.

Key Varietals:

Red Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon

White Grapes: Chardonnay