Portugal is one of the most exciting wine-making nations right now, producing exciting wines from indigenous grapes that have a real sense of place, are delicious and offer incredible value. This case introduces a selection of our current favourites, covering Portugal's major regions
Vinho Verde, Azevedo
A wonderfully tropical Loureiro and Alvarinho blend from the heart of Vinho Verde. It shows depth of character due to the additional 30% Alvarinho and an element of skin contact. Cracking example of the country's best-known white.
Dao Branco, Prunus
Most of the wine from this region is red, but this lively blend shows that the whites are up to the mark as well. Complex aromas of fresh herbs, peach and honeydew melon lead onto a juicy and layered palate. Well balanced with good fruit intensity - a lot of wine for the money here.
Alvarinho, Casa do Capitao Mor
Spain's top grape, Albarino, grows just as well over the border, but is less well known. Incredibly intense, complex wine: aromas of lime, flowers and pineapple, slight touch of hazelnut. Fresh on the palate and crisp, with soft weight and lengthy finish.
Papa Figos, Douro Tinto, Casa Ferreirinha
A truly modern Douro wine which showcases the fresh, vibrant fruit and fine, balanced structure that can be achieved with careful grape selection from high-altitude vineyards in the Douro Superior.
Dao Tinto, Prunus
Lightly oaked and perfectly balanced, with a silky texture and crisp edge. The nose is cram packed with mulberries, blackberries and anise. On the palate black cherry and raspberry fruit tones with creamy and chocolaty oak flavours.
Sossego, Alentejo, Herdade de Peso
On the nose, generous aromas of strawberries and red cherries stand out, with spicy complexity coming from the oak ageing. It is vibrant and supple on the palate with elegant tannins, delicately balanced acidity and a lovely fresh finish.
Portuguese Discovery Mixed Six £69 (Price if bought separately £74.94)
Portuguese Discovery Mixed Twelve £136 (Price if bought separately £149.88)