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Quality of Portuguese wines recognized by international experts in Norway

Wines of Portugal | 30 October '17
Quality of Portuguese wines recognized by international experts in Norway
"50 Great Portuguese Wines by Julia Harding" distinguishes wines from Bairrada, Douro, Alentejo, Península de Setúbal, Dão, Vinho Verde, Lisbon, Tejo and Madeira
The quality and excellence of Portuguese wines continue to accomplish positive ratings from international experts. Julia Harding, one of the most respected wine journalists and critics, selected 50 Portuguese wines to taste in Oslo on 30th October, an initiative promoted by ViniPortugal.

The 50 Great Portuguese Wines by Julia Harding was held at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, and is the culmination of a project developed by this Master of Wine, which has proved a wide range of wines from the different Portuguese wine regions , for five days, to reach the final list of award-winning wines. The revelation of the winners in Norway intends to affirm the breadth and quality of the Wines of Portugal in a market characterized by the consumption of wines with low prices.

During two educational seminars, Julia Harding reiterated that the 50 selected wines are "wines to savor over the afternoon in the company of friends" and "represent the fantastic depth and breadth of Portuguese wines. The fusion between distinct high-quality native grape varieties with the fantastic landscape and climate of Portugal is expressed creatively by Portuguese winegrowers. “At the end of the event, was held a wine tasting for professionals and consumers.

Norway is one of the 14 priority markets of the Wines of Portugal brand, operated by ViniPortugal in the international promotion of Portuguese wines. In 2016 this market reached a growth, of 10.4%, in value, and positions itself in the top-20 in the list of the main destinations of Portuguese wines.

Below is the list of "50 Great Portuguese Wines by Julia Harding". All the wines of the list are available in Norway.

1. Caves São João Frei João Reserva 2013
Region: Bairrada

2. Quinta de Baixo Poeirinho Garrafeira 2012
Region: Bairrada

3. Filipa Pato Post-Quercus Baga 2015
Region: Bairrada

4. Sidónio de Sousa Garrafeira 2009
Region: Bairrada

5. Vale da Capucha Fossil 2015
Region: Lisboa

6. Chocapalha Vinha Mãe 2013
Region: Lisboa

7. Herdade do Rocim Vale da Mata Reserva 2013
Region: Lisboa

8. Casa de Mouraz Elfa 2013
Region: Dão

9. Quinta de Saes Reserva Estágio Prolongado 2013
Region: Dão

10. Julia Kemper Reserva 2010
Region: Dão

11. Poças Júnior Vale de Cavalos 2015
Region: Douro

12. Olazabal Monte Meão Vinha dos Novos 2013
Region: Douro

13. Quinta da Rosa Passagem Reserva 2014
Region: Douro

14. Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas 2015
Region: Douro

15. Poeira 44 Barricas 2014
Region: Douro

16. Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2014
Region: Douro

17. Lemos & Van Zeller Vale D. Maria 2014
Region: Douro

18. Niepoort Charme 2014
Region: Douro

19. Terras de Alter ALF Alfrocheiro 2016
Region: Alentejo

20. Herdade do Rocim Amphora 2015
Region: Alentejo

21. Solar dos Lobos Reserva Bronze 2013
Region: Alentejo

22. Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima Alfrocheiro 2011
Region: Tejo

23. Aphros Silenius Vinhão 2015
Region: Vinho Verde

24. Aphros Loureiro 2015
Region: Vinho Verde

25. Camaleão Alvarinho 2016
Region: Vinho Verde

26. Anselmo Mendes Alvarinho Contacto 2016
Region: Vinho Verde

27. Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas 2015
Region: Vinho Verde

28. Luís Seabra Granito Cru Alvarinho 2015
Region: Vinho Verde

29. Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto 2016
Region: Lisboa

30. Sovinum Lisbon’s Mustache 2016
Region: Lisboa

31. Ribafreixo Pato Frio Grande Escolha 2015
Region: Alentejo

32. Esporão Reserva White 2015
Region: Alentejo

33. Casa de Mouraz Encruzado 2015
Region: Dão

34. Quinta da Pellada Primus 2014
Region: Dão

35. Luís Pato Vinhas Velhas 2016
Region: Bairrada

36. Quinta de Baixo Vinhas Velhas Bical/Maria Gomes 2014
Region: Bairrada

37. Secret Spot Vale da Poupa Moscatel Galego 2016
Region: Douro

38. Monte Cascas Reserva Douro 2016
Region: Douro

39. Quinta de La Rosa La Rosa Reserva 2015
Region: Douro

40. Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva 2015
Region: Douro

41. Luís Seabra Xisto Cru 2015
Region: Douro

42. Wine & Soul Guru 2016
Region: Douro

43. Barbeito Rainwater Reserva – Medium Fry 5 Years Old Madeira
Region: Madeira

44. Blandy’s Bual 10 Years Old Madeira
Region: Madeira

45. Sandeman 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port 2011
Region: Douro

46. Ramos Pinto 1997 Vintage Port
Region: Douro

47. Sandeman 30 Years Old Tawny Port
Region: Douro

48. Kopke Colheita 1966 Port
Region: Douro

49. José Maria da Fonseca Alambre 10 Years Moscatel de Setúbal
Region: Península de Setúbal

50. Quinta da Gaivosa 10 Years Old White Port
Region: Douro

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