Portugal represented in force at Vinexpo

The Wines of Portugal stand will showcase the country’s unique offerings.

Portugal’s wines and wine regions will be represented by no fewer than 75 producers at Vinexpo Paris, giving the country the largest foreign representation at the fair.

The Wines of Portugal stand offers a free tasting area with more than 30 premium selected wines and tailor-made tours that will give visitors the chance to discover what makes Portuguese wines unique.

The country’s indigenous grape varieties, of which there are more than 250, excellent cultivation conditions and experienced winegrowers are among the many factors in its favour.

Vines are planted in all types of soil, from sand to shale, and are exposed to a wide array of microclimates with Mediterranean, Atlantic and continental influences, resulting in a diverse selection of wines.

Portugal is among the top five European wine exporters, and total exports rose 3% in 2018 to €803m – a record figure.

The top destination for Portuguese wines is France, where imports increased 5.6% in 2018 to reach €115.9m. Other key markets are Belgium, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States.

At Vinexpo Paris the Wines of Portugal stand hosts producers from all the main wine regions, namely Vinho Verde, Porto and Douro, Dao, Bairrada, Alentejo, Lisboa, Tejo, Peni­nsula de Setubal, the Algarve and Madeira.

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Photo: The Wines of Portugal stand at Vinexpo Paris 2020