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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  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Palomino

    History of the grape: Palomino is split into three types: Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez and Palomino Basto. All of...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

  • Touriga Nacional

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  • Herdade Do Esporao Monte Velho Vinho Regional Alentejano 2016

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    Fantastic depth. I think I drank too much of it because it was just so good. Well balanced. Price point $11. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Carmim Reguengos Tinto 2016

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    Drinkable but disappointing for a red wine from Portugal. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Ciconia Red 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Methree


  • Fado Alentejano 2013

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    Easy going red that's smooth, with red and dark berry fruits, mellow tannins and a good finish. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Fado Alentejano 2013

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    Wine review by finney


  • This one is from a Costco run.  To me, the blend is hilarious:  40% ... planted in the (surprise) Alentejano region of Portugal.All in all, I can't recommend that people rush out and buy this one.  It's OK, but not special.  There is a very serious hit of black cherry fruit on introduction.  Happily it does not come with the suggestion of swee... Read More

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  • Rubrica Vinho Regional Alentejano 2012

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    More blue than red in the glass. Somewhat musty nose. Big black fruit on entryalmost black cherry Kool-Aid level. However, that quickly passes. Lots of tart acid. Then there is an earthiness. All in all its an OK everyday drinker, but nothing particularly special. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Ciconia Touriga Nacional 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Joao Portugal Ramos Vinho Branco Loios 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Fado Alentejano 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


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