The premium price range goes from €10 usually up to the €20 where the super-premium wines starts.
In the selection from our members along 2018, Douro is the dominate region with half of the selection in the 12 wines short list.
The bestselling wines is the Altano reserve from Symington, one of the biggest producers in the region owner of the Port wines brands Dows, Grahams, Cockburns and Warres and of the mytical super premium red wine Chryseia.
One of the oldest table wines brand from Douro is also present, the Duas Quintas from Ramos Pinto and the list includes producers such as Quinta Nova (the unoaked, a type of wines that many people fancy), Quinta da Pacheca and Quinta do Vale Dona Maria.
The Alentejo fills four places in the ranking leaving only two slots for other wine regions. Products such as Herdade do Esporão, Adega de Borba, Herdade dos Grous and Herdade da Malhadinha are present with their reserves.
The two slots available are for the Periquita reserve (Setúbal), one of the most recognized brands in terms of Portuguese wines and a new comer, the Quinta da Bica Old Vines, a small estate in Dão, a region that releases reds wines that many wine critics compare to the French Burgundy in terms of profile.
Last year was rich in new projects and new labels, many were a success among our members but when deciding what to have, people tend to go for the sure bets.
And looking at the numbers we are sure that all the wines in this list are consensual either to drink now or to keep in cellar for at least one decade.