Two great-value Portuguese wines perfect for summer tables

Wines for the Weekend: White wines from the higher altitude vineyards can be fresh, light and fruity

This week two Portuguese wines from Lidl. Both Lidl and Aldi have obviously realised that Portugal offers great value for money and usually have a few wines on offer. The Douro Valley is best known for producing Port, the famous sweet fortified wine, as well as some full-bodied red wines. However, white wines from the higher-altitude vineyards can be fresh, light and fruity.

The Dão region, just south of the Douro is not as well-known in Ireland as it deserves to be, as it makes some world-class white and red wines. The Cabriz Rosé is made by one of the most reliable producers in the region.

Parcelas Douro Branco 2022

Fresh and fruity with some exotic pineapples and pears, finishing dry. Serve well-chilled with all sorts of fish recipes. 12.5%abv. €11.99.

Cabriz Rosé 2022

A very attractive fruity rosé with wild strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants. Crisp and dry. A good poolside rosé or with all sorts of summer salads. 12.5% €10.99.