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DOC Alentejo

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DOC Alentejo
Location Rua Fernanda Seno 14 (Horta das Figueiras) Apartado 498
7005-506 ÉVORA
District:Évora
County :Évora
Parish:Horta das Figueiras
Contacts Tel:266709422
Fax:266700591
Email:cvralantejo@mail.telepac.pt

The planting of vineyards in this region dates back to the Roman period, as evidenced by vestiges dating from that era. The use of pulleys, for the fermentation and storage of wine, is still visible in some of the wineries in Alentejo. Later and after the occupation by the Moors, the royal power and the religious orders have encouraged viticulture. The population was obliged to cultivate the land with vines and after a few years, would deliver an amount of their harvest. In 1221, D. Afonso Henriques ordered that the grapes and wine produced would be held by the Cathedral of Evora. The Alentejo is one of the major wine regions of Portugal and has benefitted from many investments that resulted in the production of some of the best Portuguese wines and, subsequently, in its international recognition. It is an essentially flat area, showing a few not too high but very influential elevations. The climate is characterized by markedly Mediterranean conditions, with several areas of continental microclimate. Most of the 22,000 hectares of Alentejo vineyards concentrates on eight sub-regions of the Denomination of Alentejo Origin: Reguengos, Borba, Redondo, Vidigueira, Évora, Granja-Amareleja, Portalegre and Moura. There are numerous varieties planted but some are more relevant than others. The most important white varieties in the region are Roupeiro, Antão Vaz and Arinto. Regarding the red varieties, the importance of Trincadeira, Aragonez, Castelão and Alicante Bouschet varieties must be emphasized. In addition to production in the DOC sub regions, Alentejo has a high production and variety of regional wine. Often, producers choose this official designation that allows the inclusion of varieties other than those provided for in the legislation of DOC wines. So one can find regional wines produced with Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Chardonnay varieties.

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Responsable: Comissão Vitivinícola Regional Alentejana

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Localização Rua Fernanda Seno 14 (Horta das Figueiras) Apartado 498
7005-506 ÉVORA
Distrito:Évora
County:Évora
Parish:Horta das Figueiras
Contactos Tel:266709422
Fax:266700591
Email:cvralantejo@mail.telepac.pt
www.vinhosdoalentejo.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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