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Indication of Regulated Origin – Pico

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Indication of Regulated Origin – Pico
Location Avenida Padre Nunes da Rosa 29
9950-302 MADALENA (PICO)
District:Pico
County :Madalena
Parish:Madalena
Contacts Tel:292622262
Fax:292623346
Email:geral@picowines.net

The vineyard plantation in Pico island may have started with the Franciscan Friars. Having noticed that the island had similar conditions to Sicily, they brought from the Italian island several plants of world’s most well-known vine variety, Verdelho. This liqueur wine became famous and in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was exported to the majority of the countries of the North of Europe. Several bottles of Pico’s Verdelho wine are still kept in the wine cellars of the Russian tsars, proving its worldwide fame. The geographical area of this wine region includes part of the councils of Madalena, São Roque and Lajes, presenting a climate with few temperature ranges and high precipitation, regularly distributed around the year. The wine varieties are planted in basalt gaps, protected by walls of loose volcanic stone, a few meters from the sea, at an altitude of 100 metres. They are a unique landscape, classified in 2004 World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Localização Avenida Padre Nunes da Rosa 29
9950-302 MADALENA (PICO)
Distrito:Pico
County:Madalena
Parish:Madalena
Contactos Tel:292622262
Fax:292623346
Email:geral@picowines.net
www.picowines.net

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

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