"Marta Vine started 12 years ago and is a Portuguese wine specialist. A few years ago, the company decided to start importing from other European countries with the proviso that all the wines were certified organic. Marta Vine now works with wineries in Spain, France, Austria and Croatia to back up its impressive Portuguese portfolio."
- Top 50 Suppliers, Harpers Magazine 2022
We are Portuguese wine specialists who deal with the acquisition, importing and distributing of unique wines throughout the UK to independent wine retailers and to the on-trade. Our specialist knowledge and bespoke service offers real quality and value to the customer in this ever popular market of Portuguese wine.
Personal Service: when you buy from Marta Vine we not only supply you with delicious wines with an excellent value for money ratio, you also acquire a team who will help you promote and sell the wines to your customers via tastings, samples, marketing material and other useful support.
Smaller Minimum Orders: we have regular monthly delivery routes and deliver free of charge for all deliveries in that area however, if you’re further afield, delivery charges are either free over a specified order quantity (lower than the trade average) or very reasonable.
Unique Products: Not only do we supply great Portuguese wines from lesser known and well established producers, we are starting to source wines from other countries from around Europe and soon New Zealand that offer your customers a unique wine experience.
We’re passionate about our wines and the quality and diversity that Portuguese wines offer the market, so if you have any questions, requests or are interested in stocking our wines, please contact us and we will be happy to offer our expertise.
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An alternative style of Port, where creativity is highly represented in our experimentation & innovation category. Seeking for new consumers & new forms of consumption, we recommend this Port to be served as a mixer. The grapes are crushed on a pneumatic press followed by its vinification with no maceration. The fermentation is then interrupted with the addition of the brandy as is traditional for Port. Its ageing occurs in stainless steel in order to preserve its freshness & aromatic character. Tasting Notes: This elegant & smooth Port shows great aromatic character with evident notes of red fruit & herbs. On the palate, it reveals round red fruit notes & a lively acidity, which combined with a balanced sweetness results in a long, persistent finish. Food Pairing: Enjoy this fresh Rosé as an aperitif served plain, or as a Port Tonic. Try it with a dry sparkling wine or as a long drink with ice, ginger beer & lemon peel. Serving Temperature: Store bottles in a cool, dry place & away from direct light (16C). Serve at 12C. Once opened it preserves it’s flavours & characteristics for at least 3 months. Keep it in the fridge all the time to keep it's freshness.
The Royal Oporto Medium Dry White is an alternative style of Port: the brandy is only added at the end of the fermentation process, there is still some sugars left to preserve the mature figs notes. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature in contact with the skins until the addition of the brandy. The wine then ages in oak vats for a period of 18 months. Tasting Notes: A White Port that is fresh yet with some complex notes of hazelnut & honey making it versatile to drink. With a straw-like yellow colour & ripe fruity & nutty aromas, this Port can be enjoyed as an aperitif or after a meal. Food Pairing: Enjoy this fresh & aromatic Port as an aperitif or after a meal. Fabulous with a cheese board & honey roasted nuts. Serving Temperature: Store bottles in a cool place away from direct light (16C). Serve at 10-12C. Once opened it preserves it’s flavours & characteristics for at least 3 months. Keep it in the fridge to keep its freshness.
Quinta de Cidrô is located at São João da Pesqueira which is one of the most highly regarded areas of Douro Valley. Throughout the last 20 years, Cidrô has been transformed into an experimental-model vineyard for the entire region. In virgin soils, cutting edge techniques were employed to plant 150 ha of the best varieties, creating one of the largest surfaces of single vineyard in the entire Douro Region. A beautiful lemon coloured Alvarinho with a fresh nose showing delicate notes of citrus and orange blossom, combined with hints of cool stone and lemongrass. On the palate it offers immense freshness and complexity with a long and crisp finish complemented with flavourful minerality
“A fine, attractive wine, and somewhat quaint. Does it not remind us of a Dandy?” – That is precisely our point! A wine that is made from a very simple idea: to make a fresh, light (low-alcohol), easy drinking wine, which just like a DANDY, it is charming and engaging. The Dandy red is made from three very original grapes: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Francisca and Viosinho. By picking very early, we are able to find lightness, and fresh red fruit character and low alcohol content. The Viosinho, as a white grape, brings an exotic and original side “palhete style” with very soft tannins. A wine to pair with “giggles”, and enjoy at any moment… !
We couldn't agree more Frank. This orange wine makes me smile with every sip. If you like your skin fermented wines with a bit less extraction, with more balance & elegance... Then this is the one for you! Tasting Notes: Jamie Goode tried this vintage this year and here is his tasting note. ‘This is a skin macerated white from the Alentejo. It has a full yellow colour and a nose of honey, citrus, orange peel & spice. The palate is powerful, vivid, intense & concentrated with marmalade & lime flavours, juicy acidity, & a little bit of structure. I love the freshness & density here: it’s a really striking wine.’ - We couldn't say it any better! Serving Suggestions: Due to its extra tannin structure it is able to compete with spicy chorizo, lamb, aubergine, walnuts & tahini. Serving Temperature: 14-15C.
Wine Making: For some people fortified wines are too strong to be an everyday drinking sweet red wine. That is where this amazing Natural Sweet Red from Casa Clara fits the bill perfectly. They achieved this style by using overripe grapes (just Trincadeira) interrupting the fermentation by decreasing the temperature, preventing malolactic fermentation from occurring. This is to preserve the freshness & acidity in the wine. Sounds simple but it is something only achieved by extremely talented winemakers. Not only is the 500ml bottle presented in this suave packaging but the wine inside is exceptional too. Tasting Notes: Garnet in colour with a combination of fresh bouquet & hints of raspberry & blackberry. On the palate, the wine shows a good balance between soft sweetness & rich acidity. Food Pairing: It is generally thought that a sweet wine goes with sweet food but also considering salt is sweets best friend it matches with food like salted pretzels, cheese & olives. Of course it also goes with plum compote, roast figs, dark chocolate desserts or brownies. Serving Temperature: Slightly chilled at 12°C -14°C.
Winemaking: 2020 was a good year for some but a great year for this expressive 50/50 blend. The other whites from their estate in this year are full of good acidity, elegance & freshness. The grapes are destemmed before pressing then fermentation is undergone with selected yeasts. After this it is aged on fine lees for 2 weeks. Tasting Notes: An appealing citrus coloured wine that has lovely tropical aromas such as pineapple tangerine on the nose with a little touch of fresh hay. On the palate, the wine is smooth & fresh, with a very harmonious medium to long finish. Food Pairings: If you get a chance to try a Portuguese seafood cataplana then this is a lovely wine for it. An easier match to find is roast pork, spicy Thai dishes & asparagus omelette. Serving Temperature: Serve chilled 10-12C.
Winemaking: A year of turmoil for the vines, leads to extra fresh & fruity wines! The year started with a cold, dry winter. The spring continued cold but with a lot of rain, which delayed the start of the vegetative cycle. In summer, temperatures were lower than the average & maturation ended later than usual. These atypical conditions contributed to the production of a more fresh & aromatic style of wine. Typically Mediterranean climate with a strong continental influence & huge temperature variations. Grapes are carefully selected both during the harvest & in the cellar. The grapes are de-stemmed before crushing, then proceed to maceration over a period of 5 days. Tasting Notes: Beautiful garnet colour. On the nose, the wine shows a fresh red fruit aroma with balsamic & some spiced notes. On the palate the wine has smooth tannins, with a lighter aftertaste than expected, mingling with notes of wild fruit & warm spices that confirm the aromatic sensations. Food Pairing: Alentejo is a region full of wonderful rich food born primarily out of poverty & resourcefulness. Popular local dishes like lamb stew, black pork, pork ribs & grilled octopus are lovely with this wine. Serving Temperature: 15-16C.
We are very proud to introduce another clarete to our range, with a stunning vintage label to pair perfectly with an ancient technique! This isn’t a red, isn’t a white, its a clarete! Intrigue your customers with this very different style of winemaking, but grab it while our stocks last as there is a limited quantity available! Winemaking Process: This Claret wine was crafted from selected grapes of the Fernão Pires (white) & Castelão (red) varietals. A lesser used practice of co-fermentation of the red & white musts, following a short period of skin contact for colour & flavour. Tasting Notes: Pale ruby in colour with bright sanguine hues, intense fruity aromas reveal hints of sweet & morello cherries. Vibrant strawberry & red apple flood your senses with your first sip, revealing a tart sourness on the palate that adds to the freshness. Excellent mouthfeel & length, with lingering fruit. Pairing Suggestions: A very versatile gastro-wine which pairs well with charcoal grilled red meat, roast turkey, pepper/paprika dishes, oven baked fish, as well as vegan poached pears & nut roast. Serving Temperature: 12-14°C
Winemaking Process: Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control. Then 12 months resting in French & American oak barrels. Tasting notes: Bright vivacious ruby in colour. Fabulous aromatic expression of ripe cherry, balsamic & fig syrup with hints of cacao & sweet spices such as cinnamon. Juicy with a smooth texture, balanced mouthfeel with bright acidity. Good tannic structure. Plenty of ripe, red fruit with a touch of pepper & herb right on the mid palate. Develops to a warm spice & chocolate finish. It is a great wine now with aging potential for the next 6 years. Proud to get 90 Points on the Wine Enthusiast award in 2022. Food Pairings: It pairs perfectly with red meat roasts such as lamb, beef, with salty cheeses, bean chilli, paprika/smoky stews or pastas. Serving Temperature: 16-18°C
Winemaking Process: Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control. No oak ageing or fermentation. Tasting Notes: Alvarinho is a grape that expresses itself in diverse ways in different part of the country. This Alvarinho is special, reflecting Tejo terroir in perfection. This wine has all the expected characteristics of the grape with extra layers of flinty minerality, jasmine & ripe pineapple aromas. Fresh & fruity on the palate with hints of green citrus & tropical fruit. The minerality & slow release of perfumed fruitiness like peaches stay for long on your pallet. A really beautiful texture. Food Pairings: Seafood, shellfish, squid, calamari, grilled sardines & other barbecued oily fish. Risottos & paella. Soups with chickpeas & bean & fresh herbs. Serving Temperature: 10-12°C
Gouveio grows really well around Favaios in Douro and one of their premium white grapes. This wine with a bright and citric colour benefit from the altitude of the Douro Valley. The aroma is fresh and intense with focus on floral notes and tropical. In the mouth it is structured, mineral, complex and fresh. It ends in a long, balanced and persistent way.
The best grapes were hand selected to create this wine that transports the complex freshness of Douro’s high slopes all in one bottle. A great week day option with a Vegan stamp. The traditional Douro grapes for this wine are in an altitude between 300 & 450 metres to benefit from the warmness of the schist valley. It ferments in stainless vats with malolactic fermentation followed by a short period of old oak barrels ageing, rounding it beautifully, keeping it fresh. Tradition says.... “Bags” of aromatics in Douro blends. You won’t be disappointed with this wine. The liquorish, blueberries, plums & medley of ripe dark berries, coming all in one sense. On the palate it has a good structure & lively acidity opening your taste buds. Not only fresh red fruit but also fresh spices that develops into a freshness of liquorish. Clean, fresh, well balanced & appealing tannins. A great value for money wine! Food Pairing: Easy wine to enjoy with friends & really food friendly as well. Think of tomato/pepper sauces, grilled options, cheeses & even some wine & cinnamon steamed plums & pears. Suggestions: Drink at 12-13°C.
The Grand Reserva 100% Touriga Nacional is made with older vines, the youngest being 50 years of age. Vinification and ageing: All our grapes are fully fermented in inox tanks for 7 to 10 days at temperatures ranging from 20° to 25° Celsius. Then, we rack the resulting wines to go through malolactic fermentation. After the second fermentation, 100% of the wine is carefully aged for 15 months in barrels. ROLA TOURIGA NACIONAL Grande Reserve is a wine that you carefully idealize to be a wine with a lot of tannins present and an incredible structure. The wine has a concentrated nose with freshness and aged in French oak barrels 500 L.
ROLA Reserva White shows the unique character of the different areas of the Douro region. The grapes for this wine are grown in one plot, where Ana found vineyards that we feel express the freshness of the Douro. These are plantations with 40 years of age, with a mixed plantation of many varieties. ROLA Reserva White is an elegant white wine in the nose, with touches of apricot & while flowers with the complexity of well balanced oak due to it spending 6 months in second use French barrels. In the mouth this wine reveals freshness & minerality with a beautiful acidity that gives a long finish on the palate. Style: Full bodied fresh gastronomic white Food Pairing: Pairs well with creamy white sauces based dishes. Shellfish, rich veggie casseroles & nuts. Serving Temperature: 9- 12°C
A fabulous expression of Arinto from the pure terroir of Baiao in the Vinho Verde region. On the palate it presents itself fresh and tender, with notes of papaya, lantana and silica, finishing nicely. It will age well in bottle. Tasting notes: On the nose, we find notes of thyme, lime and orange blossom. On the palate it shows good volume along with a vibrant acidity which holds throughout the tasting, granting structure and precision to the wine. It will age well in bottle.
Produced in Quinta de Santa Teresa, with grapes from the P67 parcel, this Monólogo is made from Avesso, the typical variety of Baião. Winemaking Process: The must ferments in stainless steel vats at low temperature. Stabilization & gentle filtration take place. No animal derivative is used in the process, making it a vegan-friendly wine. Special care was taken in this process, minimizing any impact, with the intention of producing a wine that expresses the particularities of the grapes & the terroir only. Tasting Notes: This wine shows a fresh aromatic profile, with notes of white flowers, thyme & a citric side to it. On the palate smooth & silky notes of guava, pear & passion fruit, along with a well-adjusted acidity. It will age very well in bottle. Food Pairings: Perfect with fresh flavours such as Greek salad, white fish with lemon & garlic prawns. Serving Temperature: 8-10°C
Made using the traditional method. One of the fastest growing trends in the UK wine market is the rise of quality sparkling rosé. This one fits the bill perfectly! This region is known for producing the best sparkling wine in Portugal & this is no exception. Strawberries in a punnet on the nose & on the palate but with a creamed dryness that makes this a serious contender for rosé lovers. Great fun for bubbly enthusiasts & serious wine drinkers alike. Style: Brut rosé sparkling Food Pairing: An easy drinking sparkling that matches very well with food such as venison terrine, canapés, Asian food, pâté’s & desserts. Serving Temperature: 7-9°C
Made using the traditional method. With fresh aromatics such as dry lemon & orange blossom, it is a dry sparkling wine with a crisp foam & a perfect balanced texture. The success of the entry level Brut has been phenomenal so the time is right to introduce your customers to the next level up in Portuguese sparkling wine. Food Pairing: Perfect as an aperitif or it can also be enjoyed with fat meat as suckling pig, oily fish, canapés, cold meats & pâté’s. Serving Temperature: 6-8°C
Made using the traditional method. This is the most recent sparkling made by Caves São João. This region is known for producing the best sparkling wine in Portugal, but this dry red sparkling is a new venture that is proving very successful. It has a deep ruby colour, with intense notes of red & black fruits such as raspberries, blackcurrants & blueberries. On the palate it is fresh with creamy foam that makes this a serious sparkling red. The increase in popularity for this style of sparkling is increasing rapidly so make sure you have one in your range. Style: Brut red sparkling Food Pairing: An easy drinking sparkling that matches very well with oily fish, BBQ & roast turkey. Serving Temperature: 10-12C
A wine that shows the iconic Caves S. Joao producer in Bairrada Portugal. Made 100% with Cabernet Sauvignon and botte straight away after vilification. No time in oak. Pure fruit with concentration of flavours and amazing structure. Tannins will make you think of the bright and youth of this wine...
This wine is the result of old Airén vines, a Spanish indigenous grape variety, cultivated in the traditional way in non-irrigated vineyards, and Sauvignon Blanc, of which yields were controlled (less than 0,50 kg/vine) to obtain maximum concentration & aromatic complexity. All attention was dedicated to respecting the natural environment and terroir, using organic agriculture & hand picking during the cooler hours in the morning in order to preserve the grapes ́ integrity, but also to limit the risks of oxidation. After a smooth pressing & delicate racking of the must, fermentation is started with indigenous yeasts in order to display the typical characteristics of the area. For aromatic expression, the temperature is controlled daily. The fermentation is followed by the process of leaving the wine on fine lees for several weeks. Tasting Notes: Pale yellow with golden reflections. Aromas of ripe fruit (peach, apricot, guava), white flowers and spices (ginger, white pepper) and hint of butter. Powerful, sweet & broad on the palate. An elegant wine, with traditional in mind, yet modern in style. Food Pairing: As an aperitif, with spicy Spanish paella with chorizo or Green Thai cuisine. Serving Temperature: 8-10°C
This modern organic rosé wine is for people who love to try something new. This is due to its expressive personality & incomparable taste. Using Monastrell exclusively offers a daring, elegant wine full of freshness & vivacity. Bent on being different, unique and authentic. Bunches of grapes are transported directly to a press where a soft pressing occurs before undergoing a soft racking. The fermentation is then carried out at a controlled temperature of 14-16 °C to create a bursting acidity. Tasting Notes: Translucent pink with purplish hints. Expressive, aromas of strawberries, raspberries and melon, which develop themselves in a range of exotic fruits. Fresh & elegant palate. Thirst quenching with a long & pleasant finish. Food Paring: Thirst quenching by itself or as an accompaniment to light salmon dishes, Greek salad or Red Thai cuisine. Serving Temperature: 7-9°C
History & tradition define this wine made exclusively from organic Monastrell grapes, which is the indigenous variety of the region. From their oldest vines at 45 years. No irrigation & large temperature changes putting stress on the vines, a roundness beyond its years is created. When every bunch of grapes reaches its optimum stage of ripeness, the grapes pass through a very soft de-stemming and crushing process. The temperature is maintained at 22°C during the first days of fermentation in stainless steel tanks & afterwards it is increased to 28°C until fermentation is finished. The lower temperature preserves flavours of fresh fruits, while the following higher temperatures helps to maximize intensity of the colour & extraction of ripened tannins. Tasting Notes: Ruby red with blue overtones. Aromas of ripe fruits, plums, cherries, mineral notes with a spicy, vanilla background. Mildness & balance is emphasized together with velvety, flavoursome tannins. A wine of surprising richness, capable of displaying the nuances of Pinoso. Food Pairing: Extremely complimentary when paired with Indian cuisine. Serving Temperature: 15-17°C
Winemaking: Limestone & gravel-soil in Tattendorf. Quality orientated low yield, hand-vintage & berry sorting, traditionally vinified in oak barrel for 6-8 months. Tasting Notes: Deep red ruby garnet, velvety & harmonious on the palate; very fruity with fine tannins. Food pairing: A great wine with pasta, pizza or with a light lunch. Alternatively chill it down as a nice alternative to rosé on a warm summer's day.
Quality orientated low yield, hand-vintage & berry sorting, traditionally vinified in oak barrel for 6-8 months. Shaped by climate, soil, enthusiasm & passion - Thermenregion pure! Tasting Notes Terrific fruit within your nose & your palate; fine structured, elegant & with finesse. Food Pairing: Essential escort for white meat & fish, perfect for grilled meat. Outstanding with your risotto & mild cheese. Oily fish dishes such as trout, salmon or sardines! Serving Temperature: 14-16°C
Hi, I‘m Black Betty "white" the "cool blonde"! I’m cheeky, fruity & passionate, naturally "blonde", exotic & with the right curves. Whether extravagant power woman, crazy party girl, sexy rockstar or your best friend. I’m the one & only! Always cool, even if it’s getting hot! I’m your palatal petting with long lasting pleasure guarantee! Your new "B(L)OND GIRL... I must admit: I owe my charisma to Pinot Blanc, my smile is due to Muskateller, my beautiful eyes are courtesy of Rotgipfler & Riesling. I blame the "PIWI’s" for my wild temper & of course I’m organic & vegan too! Have fun chill me down & stay cool! Cheers! Yours, Black Betty "white" Food Pairing: Great with spicy cuisine, especially Thai! Serving Temperature: 8-10°C
There are producers trying to grow Pinot Noir in various regions of Portugal, but for me one of the best is Tejo. The Pinot Noir here is beautifully balanced mainly as it is closer to the Atlantic & the Tejo river. As a Pinot Noir lover I really appreciate the notes of blueberries, cassis & forest freshness. On the palate smooth, velvety with ripe raspberries & cherries. 2nd & 3rd flavours starting to evolve like mushrooms & autumnal spices. Potential of aging for another 8 years. Rest 12 months in French oak and 1 year in the bottle before released into the market.