Portugal Fortified

  • red fortified sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

  • white fortified
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

Infantado 2013 Porto Vintage

The Quinta do Infantado 2013 Vintage is made with Touriga Franca/Touriga Nacional/Tinta Roriz plus mixed-variety old vines. From exclusively Class A parcels (Serra Douro and Serra de Baixho) totaling seven and one-half hectares on poor schist soils—the vines are fifty years or older. The fruit is hand-harvested, partly destemmed and fermented exclusively in lagar; fermentation is stopped with seventy-seven-degree wine brandy. The wine is aged for two years in a variety of tonel and balseiro, which are tall wooden tanks from 3,000-60,000 liters with thick staves that slow down oxidation. It finished at a modest nineteen and one-half percent alcohol and seventy-two grams per liter of residual sugar and was bottled (and numbered) without fining or filtering in July 2015. In the glass, the wine shows a beautiful red/purple plum in color. The nose is full of fruity cassis and smoke, anise, fennel, and cherry. After a moment, you can detect a subtle aroma of sweet cocoa. The palate is generous, with bold flavors of plum and black cherry, plus a refreshing edge of bitter herb. Plump in structure, cut by a dash of medium acidity. A lovely dose of simple and elegant sweetness, as well. A long finish ends with an essence of dried cherries and espresso. This is a port for all drinkers - complex and tasty!

  • red fortified sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

Quinta do Infantado 2015 Porto Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered

Quinta do Infantado’s LBVs are vintage ports that remain in barrel for four to six years before being bottled unfiltered. They are best consumed within 5-6 years after bottling. They show more savory qualities than a “normal” vintage port. This intense at first glance, with ripe blueberry and blackberry fruit and warm spices in the nose. There is plenty more of that blackberry on the palate, accented with cocoa nib and gentian root for complexity. There is remarkable acidity, in a way that I am often unaccustomed to in port. It is focused rather than cloying or sticky and quite light on its feet. These excellent values should be decanted before drinking.

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $599.99

Portugal Table

Aphros 2019 Phaunus Palhete (Loureiro & Vinhao blend)

Palhete is the local name for a wine that is made in a farmer's style, by blending red and white grapes to create a low-alcohol wine to drink during the day. As founder Vasco Croft explains, there was no soda or beer back in medieval times, and water was not reliable, so the Palhete wines provided the only trustworthy hydration at the time. This particular blend is 80% Loureiro and 20% Vinhão. The 2019 is, in my opinion, the tastiest Palhete we've had since starting to carry the wine several vintages ago. The wine is very light in body, but with plenty of savory, crushed red berry character in the mid-palate. Drink with a light chill.  -EL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa de Mouraz 2019 Dão Clarete

From our friends at Casa de Mouraz in the Dão, this is a bright and fleshy blend of red and white grapes. Alvarelhão with 10 days of maceration, Jaen and Trincadeira fermented together for 4 days, and so Fernão Pires as well! You can treat it like a dark rose, or a light red, and give it a chill.

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Filipa Pato 2020 Bairrada Tinto 'Dinamico'

The name for this wine, Dnmc (or Dinamico), reflects the idea that expressions of the local Baga grape from different locations will produce a complex, and dynamic wine. It also could be seen as a nod to the biodynamic principles and treatments that Filipa Pato and William Wouters have introduced in their vineyards. They have been increasingly focused on organic and biodynamic viticulture as the years go by, much to our delight! 100% Baga, this medium-bodied red is fresh, and vibrant, with a touch of wild red fruit and dark berries, and subtle spice. Fermentation and aging is in tank with minimal extraction, but long maceration periods still provide good structure to the wine. Overall, it's a great introduction to the very enjoyable Baga grape, specifically here involving limestone terroir and the Atlantic influence of western Bairrada. -EL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Filipa Pato NV Bairrada Brut Rose "3B" Sparkling

(Was $15.99) Bairrada, with its cooler maritime climate, has a long history of producing fresh and distinctive sparkling wines of quality from the native grapes of the region. Filipa Pato admirably keeps the tradition alive with her delicious and unpretentious brut rosé made from a blend of Bairrada’s signature noble red variety Baga and the tangy high acid white grape, Bical. Spicy and zesty with notes of bright citrus and red berries, this is a great (and affordable!) pairing for baked fish with paprika and Iberian olive oil or smoked fish brunch.

  • rosé
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $8.99

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

Mateus Nicolau de Almeida 2019 O Clarete 'O Tinto Perfeito'

This is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, with a small percentage of Malvasia. Mateus Nicolau de Almeida is involved in many winemaking projects, from the Trans-Douro Express wines, to collaborations with other winemakers in Portugal. This special bottling was made in a friendly style, with label carrying on the tradition from the beloved 'Perfect Red' that Chris Brockway (Broc Cellars) produced last yet. It is a Tinto Perfeito in its own right, medium-full bodied, with some grip but overall very accessible.

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Muxagat 2017 Douro Tinto Barroca

Muxagat is an estate in the Douro, run by Susana Lopes and Ana Sofia Silva, with the guidance of the famed Luis Seabra. This is 100% Tinta Barroca, a local grape from the Douro, grown on granite and schist soils. Grapes are pressed in traditional cement lagars, and the wine is aged in cement, with no use of oak. On the nose, there is pleasant blackberry fruit, with elegant, leathery tannin on the palate. Subtle cocoa and menthol notes carry the mid-palate, and the finish is marked by fine mineral length.  -EL

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Muxagat 2018 Douro Branco

A field blend of indigenous varieties: mostly Rabigato, with Arinto and Gouveio. From the upper Douro Valley (Douro Superior), the warmest and the driest Douro sub-region. Altitudes are 500-600 meters with schist soils. Practicing organic and biodynamic, hand harvested, fermentation with indigenous yeast only. Aged in used French oak barrels for 9 months on the lees. With a bright gold appearance, the nose shows aromas of ripe melon and pear, white flowers and wet stones. In the mouth the wine displays great volume and fresh acidity along with flavors of citrus, pear, melon, honey and slightly bitter almond. For lovers of ripe Chenin or white Rhônes. The lees and oak aging give the wine a round body and structure that would make it an excellent partner to light meats as well as richer seafood dishes. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Quinta da Costa do Pinhao 2016 Douro Vinho Branco

Quinta do Costa do Pinhão is an old winery in the Douro Valley now in its seventh generation, run by Miguel Morais, who took the estate into organic farming in the early 2000s. Miguel fell in love with his family's estate following a career as a Civil Engineer, and after returning to take over the winery, restarted use of the old cement lagars, brought in large old barrels, and took advantage of the gravity system that was already in place in the 19th century building. These wines benefit not just from the non-interventionist wine-making and organic farming, but also the guiding hand of Luis Seabra, famed Portuguese winemaker, and a friend of the Morais family. He has been helping with the winemaking here, and we're excited to be able to offer wines from this new project. The Branco has a bit of skin contact, with juice and skins together during fermentation in the open top lagars. There is a subtle amber hue, and its by no means tannic, but the inclusion of skins provides beautiful structure to the wine, playing nicely with the minerality from the famous schist terroir of the Douro Valley. A field blend, consisting of mostly Rabigato, Gouveio, and Viosinho. Aged in old barrels for one year, then an additional 9 months in stainless steel before bottling. A real treat!   -EL

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Quinta da Mariposa 2016 Dao Vinho Tinto

Lúcia Freitas manages Quinta da Mariposa, located in Carregal do Sal in the Dao región of Portgal. The Dao is home to Portugal’s oldest varieties, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Mariposa’s Tinto is a blend of both of these varieties and a little bit of Jaen (or, Mencia). It shows notes of wild strawberry, bramble, some brown spice and fresh herbs. JDC

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $18.99

Ramilo 2018 Vinho Regional Lisboa Branco

A charming little white from the Lisboa region, clearly showcasing the salinity of the Atlantic, and the local grapes Arinto and Viosinho. -EL

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $13.99

Sidónio de Sousa 2015 Bairrada Reserva

Sidónio de Sousa's Reserva Tinto is a savory, medium to full-bodied expression of Baga, from clay-limestone soils in the Ancas-Bairrada. Pressing and fermentation happens in traditional small cement lagars, with aging for a year in large 4000L barrels, and a further two years in bottle before release. Pepper, black currant, oregano, and fresh earth abound. For a wine under $20, this traditional Baga over-delivers, providing the leather and cedar notes of a fine Bordeaux mixed with the finesse of Nebbiolo. Perhaps an old fashioned wine in style, this is no fault! A great value.  -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • white
  • 32 in stock
  • $7.99

Vale da Capucha 2018 Torres Vedras "Poco do Gado" Gouveio

Gouveio is a grape found mostly in the Dao and Alentejo in Portugal, and known as Godello in Spain. The 2017 was the first vintage we had at Chambers, and was surely a memorable wine, but the 2018 is even more impressive. Stone fruit and chiseled stones on the palate, with viscosity and a hint of Riesling-like petrol on the nose. It definitely will stand as one of the very best Gouveio/Godello wines we've ever tried.  -EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha 2018 Torres Vedras Branco

This is a white that is unmistakably influenced by the Atlantic, and the Lisboa region. Mostly Fernao Pires, with some Arinto as well. Both grapes give a salty and mineral character, which is on full display here. A perfect introduction to Pedro's wines, and a uniquely Portuguese white.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha 2018 Vinho Regional Lisboa Fossil Branco

Fernao Pires, Arinto, and 10-15% other regional grape varieties, from the Lisboa region. Medium weight, with a hint of rubber on the nose. Once it breathes, more of the salinity from the Fernao Pires and Arinto show up aromatically.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha 2018 Vinho Regional Lisboa Fossil Tinto

This is a blend of Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional, and Syrah. Very tasty, with dark, blackberry and blueberry fruit, and silky tannins.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vale da Capucha NV Torres Vedras Branco Especial

This is a special wine (not just because it's called "Especial!"), a solera that Pedro started in 2013 and has been adding to since then. A blend of mostly Arinto, Alvarinho, and Fernao Pires, with some skin contact. There's lovely structure in the mid-palate, with bright salinity, and slightly oxidative finish. A very cool wine.   -EL

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99