Alentejo Wine


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

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

  • Trincadeira Preta

  • Aragonêz

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Syrah

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

Subregions of Alentejo

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  • Herdade do Esporão

    In the heart of Alentejo region, 180 Km east of Lisbon, in Reguengos de Monsaraz, the Herdade do ...

  • Soc. Agrícola Gabriel F. Dias & Irmãs, Lda

    Our adventure began nearly 15 years ago. While our family was sitting around the dinner table enj...

  • João Portugal Ramos

    João Ramos is one of Portugal's superstar winemakers. He's also an eloquent ambassador for the wi...

  • Quinta do Zambujeiro

    Purchased by an enthusiastic Swiss wine lover in 1998, Quinta do Zambujeiro is considered among t...

  • Herdade Monte da Cal

    A Herdade Monte da Cal, propriedade localizada no Concelho de Fronteira, encontra-se no norte do ...

  • Cortes de Cima

    We are a family owned and run vineyard and winery located in Alentejo, Southern Portugal. We stri...

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Alentejo on Snooth

  • Alandra Alentejo White NV


    No written review

    Wine review by AlandraFan

  • Ramos Vila Santa 2013


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Adega Cartuxa Pera-Manca Tinto 2008


    Fantastic wine. Special!!! Read More

    Wine review by MURILOAL

  • Carmim Tinto Reguengos Alentejano 2012


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Reguengos 2012


    Excellent Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Adega Mayor Caiado


    Tinto. Great table wine. My 2014 holiday pick. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

  • Caiado Tinto 2010


    Best buy for the holidays! Unbelievable for under $10 Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

  • Agricultura Vinho Regional Alentejano 2011


    Imported by: ObrigadoA blend of unspecified percentages of Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Trincadeira A bit frankly earthy on the nose with a raw, cola and spicy dried fruit character that is modestly sweet and smoky with underlying black cherry fruit. A bit soft in the mouth, lending this a sweetish tone on the palate that is supported by the swee... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Agricultura Vinho Regional Alentejano 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Herdade de Peso Vinha Do Monte Vinho Regional Alentejano 2011


    Imported by: Evaton Inc. Ct. A bit inky on the nose and with suggestions of sweetness from new wood supporting smoke laced dark berry and cherry aromas that are topped with a floral note. Round and polished in the mouth, this is a clean, fairly fruity and fairly modern take. theres lots of fruit here, a bit plummy and spiced with some sour plu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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