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...

  • 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

  • Syrah

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

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  • Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha Das Romãs 2011

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    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

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  • Branco de Talha 2012

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  • Fita Preta 2014

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  • Palpite White 2011

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  • Sexy Sparkling NV

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    "The flamboyant packaging can almost make you dismiss this wine as a curiosity, yet this sparkler is actually pretty good, mingling some aged fruit with a little toast and young fruit with fresh flavor. In the future, Im told, this wine will come with some indication of when it was bottled but this review has no such indication because it is th... Read More

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  • Sexy Sparkling NV

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  • Palpite Reserva 2009

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  • Palpite Reserva 2010

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  • Sexy Sparkling Rosé Brut NV

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  • Olho de Mocho Branco Reserva 2008

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    Wine review by hgalvao


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