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Where To Buy Mateus Wine

The history of Portuguese wine goes back some 4,000 years to the ancient Phoenicians, seafarers who established colonies across the Mediterranean and planted vines along the way. Yet the world is only now discovering the wines of Portugal, which have been through revolutionary change in just the past three decades. The best Portuguese wines are emerging in world markets as carefully crafted and delicious wines, typically at tremendous value for the quality.

where to buy mateus wine

Portugal was long ago a leader in exports, sending its wine throughout Europe as early as Renaissance times. Wine merchants created Portuguese Port wine in the Douro Valley in the 1600s by adding brandy to table wine to keep it from spoiling on hot, bumpy trips around Europe. This Portuguese fortified wine became known and imitated all over the world, eventually overshadowing all other wines from Portugal.

Manufacturer's Notes: Mateus Rosé Original is a light, fresh, young and slightly sparkling wine. Its quality, extreme versatility and consistent style make it the ideal wine to accompany life's fine moments.

Tasting Notes: Mateus Rosé Original is a rosé with a very appealing and bright hue. On the whole, it is a fresh and seductive wine with fine and intense bouquet and all the joviality of young wines. In the mouth, it is a well balanced and tempting wine, brilliantly complemented by a soft and slightly fizzy finish.

Mateus sold 3.5 million cases in 1978, accounting for an incredible 40% of Portuguese wine exports. Mateus dominated the market of that day the way that Yellow Tail ruled in the 2000s. Even now, when the global wine market Mateus helped create is crowded with big brands, it sells 20 million bottles a year in 120 markets. Still crazy popular after all these years.

Rosé was a hot wine category going into the coronavirus crisis and if it is still hot as we exit lock down then the rebooted Mateus Dry Rosé is ready to take its place on the wine wall and in the hearts of pink wine drinkers.

So Mateus Rose have made a sparkling wine that is also based on Baga and Shiraz and it fruity on the nose but bone dry. At around 12% alcohol, it is a great summer sipper. Quite delicious! You sould try it with sushi if you are so inclined!

Does it taste the same or not? The article in not at all clear on this point, since it talks about the wine never leaving the market and being in a different bottle, but then seems to suggest the product is different? Very poorly written.

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING IS IMPORTANT TO US. This is a site is for people of legal drinking age. By entering the Mateus website, you confirm that you are of legal drinking age in the country where you are accessing the site.

The sweetness code is based on the amount of residual sugar left in the wine after the fermeting process is complete. The residual sugar level can range from 0 to more than 100 grams per litre! The chart below is the standard to which sweetness codes are assigned in BCLIQUOR.

The Mateus Rose brand was launched in 1942 and introduced to the UK in the early 1950s.[1] Production began at the end of World War II. The wine was especially styled to appeal to the rapidly developing North American and northern European markets.

Among the delights of Portugal are the unfamiliar wines upon the wine lists... there is one wine that is altogether exceptional, and that comes from the remote northern Province of Trás-os-Montes. This is the most delicious vin rosé that I have ever tasted. It is called Mateus, and it may be that the view of the lovely villa of that name, near Vila Real, which is upon the label, makes the wine taste even better. For the villa has a façade of granite and white stucco, with many urns and statues. But what is unique in this wine is that it is the colour of orangeade, and slightly pétillant. Let no one despise it for its colour! Mateus is delicious beyond words; and since I am told that it will travel and is exported to Brazil, it is a pity that one cannot buy it here in England.[2]

Production grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and by the late 1980s, supplemented with a white version, it accounted for almost 40% of Portugal's total export of table wine. At that time, worldwide sales were 3.25 million cases per year.[3]

Sogrape, the family company which owns the brand and which is the largest wine producer in Portugal, has more recently diversified into other areas of the Portuguese wine industry, as the popularity of its Mateus brand has declined. In the UK in 2002, the wine was re-packaged and relaunched in a deliberate effort to capitalise on 1970s nostalgia,[1] although the wine itself had already been made less sweet and slightly more sparkling, in response to modern popular preference for slightly drier wine. The wine continues to be sold, however, in its distinctive narrow-necked, flask-shaped bottle, with unique "baroque historic mansion" label (Mateus Palace in Vila Real, Portugal) and real cork stopper, but also comes with a screw top from some distributors in Northern European countries and the U.K. market.

More recently, a new variety of the wine has been marketed as "Mateus Rosé Tempranillo" produced in Spain, a deeper shade of pink than the original, but in a clear bottle with a silver foil, aimed at wine drinkers in their twenties, especially young women.

A soft, light and refreshing Vinho Verde that goes well with life. An uncompromising wine, a renewed classic that confirms all the regionÂs potential to create light and engaging wines, ideal for everyday drinking.

Christopher Waters has been writing about wine for two decades. He is education director of IWEG Drinks Academy in Toronto and a WSET (Wine Spirits Education Trust) certified instructor at the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University.

An internationally recognized wine judge, Christopher served as head judge and organizer of the InterVin International Wine Awards for 10 years (2009-2019) and continues to represent Canada for the Six Nations Wine Challenge. He was awarded the Business Citizen of the Year at the 2011 Niagara Grape and Wine Festival and was received the VQA Promoters Award for Education, also in 2011.

From Portugal to the world, Mateus has become a global reference with a focus on quality consistency. Available in over 120 markets and with 21,000,000 bottles sold last year, Mateus continues to establish itself as a powerful global brand. To learn more about Mateus in the U.S., follow on Facebook (, Instagram ( and online at

Mateus was launched in 1942 by Fernando Van Zeller Guedes, Sogrape founder and visionary who created the first Rosé wine from Portugal. Sold in a curved bottle that was inspired by the flasks used by soldiers in the First World War. Mateus is known for its quality and consistency and is one of the top Portuguese wine in the world. More than 20 million bottles are sold in 120 countries around the world: 38 bottles every minute. After 75 years, Mateus is reinventing the Rosé category yet again with Mateus Dry.

When I went into the liquor store last night and asked about mateuse wine they all looked at me like I was some crazy older lady. I just had to come home and Google it. I wanted to be sure I wasn't crazy. Turns out I'm not. We always used it in an old family Greek recipe for Greek spaghetti sauce and it really was disappointing that I could not find it. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much for your article. We were seriously wondering what what had happened to our college days fav (real) wine. Ripple white (pear) was what we drank in the dorm while we dressed for dates, but Mateus was what our dates bought to make a good impression :o)

Wow. Mateus and Lancers are great wines. Perfect for serving at a Thanksgiving dinner by the way. I've spent the afternoon looking for either with no luck. Hope they make a comeback soon. Great article.

Thanks for reviving wonderful memories. When I was stationed in Germany in the early '60's, Mateus Rose was the loss leader at the local "class six" store (US Armed Forces Exchange liquor store). Portuguese wine, German bread and sausage, and French cheese were our off-duty staples. G.I. Waste paper cans filled with snow or ice generally held around 6 battles of Mateus Rose.

My husband enjoyed Mateus in the 1970s when we were the only ones we knew drinking wine, and we were living in California! We loved it then; we love it now. Some things that are excellent in the beginning stay excellent with time. Cheers!

Thanks for the article. Mateus was my favorite wine in college and post college in Boston/Cambridge. It was a wine that I REALLY liked and was affordable.My tastes and values are often non mainstream (big supporter of Jill Stein) so I just figured I was not in sync with popular taste. Then I read an interview with Mario Puzo after he wrote Godfather. He could afford any wine in the world and he said that Mateus was his favorite wine. Made my day!I've been unable to find it in California and I read somewhere that it is drier and more sparkly than in the 70's. ???

People are such wine snobs these day and have zero reason to be given 99% of people cannot tell a 5 bottle from a 50 in a blind test. People like to think they're sophisticated but mostly they're just sheep to the wine marketing wolves.Most punters believe that as long as they insist on only buying from a limited list of dry wines with high ABV% then they're doing something right but in fact they're missing out on a whole world of lovely drinks. It makes no sense because you'll find that person who "cannot stand" a semi-sweet wine happily spooning 4 sugars in their coffee or sucking down bottle of Fanta - mysteriously their love of only the driest drinks vanishes outside of wine.I've enjoyed many a bottle of Mateus on hot day and also other forbidden wines like semi-sweet reds, sparkling Shiraz, fizzy Tokai and the some of the new-wave and wonderful Lambrusco's out there now. I can't get most people to even take a sip as they "know" they won't like them.Wine snobs are almost as annoying as coffee snobs. Almost. 041b061a72




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