By name alone, one would be led to believe this grape to originate in Portugal. Such is not the case. In fact, Portuguiser is native to the Danube region of Austria and trade routes fueled the grape’s rapid expansion. In Germany, it is one of the most planted varieties, but it has a tendency to be too acidic in overly cool vintages. In the Balkan states, Portuguiser produces an easy-to-drink red wine with light red fruit flavors and an acid structure reminiscent of Morgon or Moulin-a-Vent Beaujolais.