The mountain wines of Portugal

The mountain wines of Portugal

By: Richard Mayson

Publication date: September 2022
ISBN-13 (print): 9781913022860
ISBN-13 (e-book): 9781913022860

A free ebook guide to the mountain wine regions of Portugal, including Douro and Dão, by Richard Mayson. The wine culture, geography, climate and wine styles of each is discussed. Mayson’s personal selection of producers includes notes on the most interesting and significant wines made by each. A useful ebook for both wine buyers and wine tourists.

Title information

This short, free ebook comprises a guide to the mountainous wine-producing regions of Portugal, including the Douro, Trás-os-Montes, Távora-Varosa, Dão, Lafões and Beira Interior. Richard Mayson explores this northern part of Portugal, taking in the Douro’s less famous unfortified wines and the recently revived fine red wines of Dão, and visiting some of the most remote, beautiful and challenging wine growing scenery in the country. The viticultural traditions, geography, climate, appellation requirements and wine styles of each region are discussed. Mayson’s personal selection of producers follows and includes notes on the most interesting wines made by each. This handy book makes a great travelling companion for anybody visiting these wine regions and also acts as a guide to selecting wines at home.

Pages: 84
Language: English
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Edition: 1
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Richard Mayson

Richard Mayson is an award-winning wine writer and an authority on Portuguese wine. A lecturer and consultant, he writes for Decanter, Wine International and The World of Fine Wine and is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Wine and Larousse Encyclopaedia of Wine.  In 2015, he was the recipient of the Louis Roederer International Wine Feature Writer of the Year award.  His books include Portugal’s Wine and Winemakers and The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal. He is Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards for Port and Madeira Wine and the owner of a vineyard in the Alto Alentejo region.