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The Portuguese wine story is in many ways similar to Spain's.
Massive EU investment has triggered a quality revolution in the last 20 years and today, highly trained winemakers using modern equipment are coaxing fabulously smooth and fruity flavours from Portugal's local grapes.
Verdelho is originally from the island of Madeira, where it still makes sensational, medium sweet, fortified wines.
In the last decade or so, Australian winemakers have adopted it and are making sensational, dry to off-dry table wines, and it's become increasingly popular with drinkers the world over.
Most medium-bodied reds will work with lamb - red Bordeaux is a classic option.
For roast lamb you've many great wines to choose from- classic Italian Chiantis are a favourite but almost any medium-bodied red will work.