These wines are named after João Oliveira, President of Tri-Vin Imports, Inc., who for the last three decades has made finding premium quality and value wines from Portugal, where he originates, his life mission. All of the J. Oliveira wines have been hand selected and assembled by our knowledgeable and esteemed team of wine tasters as indicative and representative of the best quality and value wines from each of Portugal’s winemaking regions.
Portuguese wines have been undergoing a dramatic transformation in recent years, vinification in a more modern style which features deeper color, richer flavor and world class body and elegance. Portugal has an enormous amount of indigenous grape varieties, giving the possibility of producing wines with an enormous diversity of styles and flavors. Amongst all of these grape varieties exists Tinta Roriz/Aragones which are two different names for Tempranillo, which is also grown in Spain, but we firmly believe the real star grape variety for Portugal is Touriga Nacional. It is already producing “World Class” wines and has been one of the staple grapes in the production of Port wines for many centuries.
This noble grape variety produces wines of great character and concentration in all regions of Portugal. Many different producers are importing and planting this particular variety of grape all over the world. Wine critics worldwide have taken notice of the dramatic changes and Portuguese wines have been receiving increasingly high scores from the critics. Some of the wines included in the J. Oliveira Selections portfolio are brand new while others have been imported into the country by other importers, but recently recruited to be part of this world-class collection of Portuguese wines. One thing we are confident in is that this is the single best collection of Portuguese wines available in the entire United States.