Portugal

Portugal

The variety of microclimates that exist within the exquisitely beautiful country of Portugal means that the European country offers a rich selection of Portuguese wines, often using native grapes not seen elsewhere on the continent. From the vibrant, green, lightly sparkling Vinho Verde wines made in the north of the country, to the rich and flavoursome red wines and ports created in the Douro Valley, Portugal is home to some unique and characterful wines.

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  • Messias Selection, Douro Tinto

    The Messias family owns one of the biggest and most beautiful properties in Douro, from where the grapes for this wine originate.. Ruby in colour with characteristics of dry fruit notes with an agreeable after taste. Learn More
  • Messias Vinho Verde Branco

    Don't be put off by the shape of the bottle, Messias Vinho Verde is just as it should be...light and crisp, with a gentle sparkling character. The design of the bottle is derived from that of the field bottle (or canteen) which were manufactured with a flattened shape for practical purposes - to keep the bottle from rolling away on uneven ground, making this the perfect picnic wine!

    This slightly off-dry white wine is made from grapes harvested in the Vinho Verde DOC area. It has gentle floral-peach aromas on the nose, leading to a fresh, tangy acidity in mouth. It's an ideal wine pairing for salads, seafood and Asian cuisine, and can be served alone or as an aperitif.

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  • Messias Douro DOC Unoaked

    The Messias family owns one of the biggest and most beautiful properties in Douro which is where the grapes for this wine originate. This elegant unoaked wine is an intense colour with violet nuances and the fragrant aromas highlight notes of blackberry. The palate is intense and fresh with youth tamed by the maturity of the grapes. Learn More
  • Ruby Port, Messias

    A lovely Port with a young fruity character. Aromatic on the nose with fresh notes of red fruits. A very pleasant finish make this a great after dinner drink. Founded in 1926, by Mr. Messias Baptista the Caves Messias have a reputation for quality throughout their range. Learn More
  • Tawny Port, Messias

    Like a LBV, Tawny Port is ready to drink now, and after ageing in casks instead of tanks or barrels the style is lighter (in body and colour) than their Ruby counterparts.

    Ideal as an aperitif or after meals, Messias Tawny is smooth, with aromas of red fruit jam combined with delicate wood and vanilla hints.

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  • Sweet White Port, Messias

    This sweet white port wine has a lovely golden colour in the glass and a slight citrus aroma with a hint of wood. Fine and well balanced it is a superb after dinner drink or can be enjoyed all on its own. Learn More
  • 2012 LBV Port, Messias

    Regular Vintage port is aged in wood for 20 months or so before being transferred to bottles for further ageing, while LBV (Late Bottled Vintage), as the name suggests, is bottled later - between four and six years later.

    This is a relatively long period to age and in this time the port matures and settles down so that when it's bottled, it's ready to drink. Also, you don't need to decant an LBV and can serve it by the glass for a couple of weeks after opening the bottle.

    Messias LBV has delicious black fruit aromas on the nose with notes of intense blackberry at the front, in the mouth there's good concentration and firm tannins.

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  • 10 Year Old Port, Messias

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    Presented in a luxury branded tin this port has a good tawny colour with a rich a complex aroma of dried flowers and notes of orange. Very elegant in the mouth, good acidity and velvety texture retaining a pleasant freshness, a beautiful tawny 10 year old. Learn More
  • 2000 Colheita Port, Messias

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    Wild fruits aromas where the blackberry really stands out. In the mouth it has subtle tannins and a slight vanilla touch. The finish is persistent and fine. Learn More
  • 20 Year Old Port, Messias

    Bottled ready to drink after an average of at least 20 years of cask ageing. This 20 year old has an intense aroma and a classic richness with a concentrated, lingering finish. Many consider this to be the perfect blend of complexity and vibrant fruit when it comes to Aged Tawny.

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  • 1995 Colheita Port, Messias

    A 1995 Colheita Tawny Port with aromas of cinnamon and vanilla. Superb with cheese or great just on its own enjoyed with friends. Learn More
  • 1997 Vintage Port, Quinta Cachao, Messias

    The nose give a lot of intensity, jammy red bursts with red plum aromas. The palate is full, intense, rich, sweet with a lot of soft tannins and a good balance between sweetness and alcohol. Very lingering finish, robust and sweet. Learn More

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