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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  • 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...

  • Aragonêz

  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Verdelho

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

  • Trincadeira Preta

Subregions of Alentejo

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  • Herdade Monte da Cal

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

  • SAEG - Sociedade Agricola Encosta do Guadiana

    SAEG’s winery is located in Monte Paço do Conde in Baleizão, a small village in Southern Alentejo...

  • Sociedade Agrícola de Pias

    Founded in 1973, by the hands of Mr. José Veiga Margaça, who was passionate for enology. The co...

  • Herdade do Esporão

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

  • João Portugal Ramos

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

  • Cortes de Cima

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

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  • Merino 2013


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

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  • Terras d'El Rei Tinto By Carmim 2006


    There was no vintage on the bottle I bought in 2013. The aroma is smoky, tannic, and a little rubbery. It is a fairly sour and smoky blend- earthy and a little peppery, but not charming. Chilling and breathing improves it, and allows some sweetness to come thru. A blend of trincadeira, aragonez, and castelao grapes from Portugal. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream

  • Herdade Do Esporao Verdelho 2013


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    Wine review by mark

  • Enoport Romeira Alentejano Reserva 2010


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    Wine review by mark

  • Adega Cartuxa Ea White 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Adega Cartuxa Ea White 2011


    A blend of 60% Roupeiro, 30% Antao Vaz, and 10% Perrum Bright and a bit smoky, almost flinty on the nose with chalky accents to the green apple and pear skin toned fruit. Juicy on entry with a fine edge if astringency underlying the bright, perfumed, apple skin and slightly nutty fruit that carries a hint of bitterness with it. Medium bodied an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fundacao Eugenio de Almeida Evora Floral de Evora 2007


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    Wine review by SCM42

  • Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha Das Romãs 2011


    Full bodied with mature fruit, an subtil licor and well integrated barrel. In the mouth, this superb wine is sophisticated, elegant and persistent. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Branco de Talha 2012


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    Wine review by mark

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