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DOC Ribatejo

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DOC Ribatejo
Location São Pedro - Apartado 393
2001-905 SANTARÉM
District:Santarém
County :Santarém
Parish:São Salvador
Contacts Tel:243309400
Fax:243309409
Email:cvrribatejo@mail.telepac.pt

A region of vineyards old of many centuries, its reputation precedes the founding of the nation and D. Afonso Henriques referred to its wines in the charter granted to Santarém in 1170. Later, during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, several Portuguese kings protected the wines of this area, prohibiting the entry of wines from outside or enacting other protectionist measures. The Ribatejo was once famous for producing huge quantities of wine to especially supply the restaurants and taverns of Lisbon. The geographic area for its production corresponds to the sub regions of Almeirim, Cartaxo, Chamusca, Coruche, Santarém and Tomar, where soils have very distinctive features and are nown as ‘lezíria’, ‘bairro’ and ‘charneca’. The ever-present Tagus river has a strong influence on the climate in mild seasons. The legislation for this region is not very restrictive and has therefore enabled the growing of Portuguese and foreign varieties. Red wines are made with local traditional varieties such as Trincadeira or Castelão, and also with other fine varieties as the Touriga Nacional or Merlot. The main white grapes are Fernão Pires, almost a sine qua non condition for the production of Ribatejo white wines.

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Responsable: Comissão Vitivinícola Regional Ribatejana

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Localização São Pedro - Apartado 393
2001-905 SANTARÉM
Distrito:Santarém
County:Santarém
Parish:São Salvador
Contactos Tel:243309400
Fax:243309409
Email:cvrribatejo@mail.telepac.pt

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

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