Alentejano Wine

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This region lies in southern Portugal, known mostly for its extracted, rich wines. The climate is continental with blazing hot summers and cold winters. 
 
Alentejo is known for its reds wines that come in two distinct styles: Some producers favor the more traditional Portuguese style of using blends of indigenous grapes, picking fruit at pinpoint ripeness and creating wines with earthy, robust, complexity that can be quite ageworthy. Other wine-makers are taking a more “new world” modern approach, favoring more ripened fruit and jammy, intense wine. It’s the latter style that has brought the most recent attention to the region. 
 
The main red grapes grown in Alentejo are Aragonez (Tempranillo in Spain), Trincadeira, Moreto and Castelao, with some winemakers adding Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. A small amount of white is produced from Arinto, Perrum, Fernao Pires and Roupeiro. It is divided into the following subregions:
 
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  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Touriga Nacional

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  • Alicante Bouschet

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  • Palomino

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  • Syrah

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