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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  • Aragonêz

  • 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

  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Tempranillo

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

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  • Herdade da Malhadinha Nova

    A family estate property located in Alentejo where we produce hight quality wines and raise certi...

  • Herdade do Peso

    Sogrape was founded in 1942 by Fernando van Zeller Guedes a driven and determined entrepreneur. ...

  • Azamor Wines

    Azamor is a boutique family owned winery, dedicated to perfecting each vintage in its own persona...

  • Herdade do Esporão

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

  • Sociedade Agrícola de Pias

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

  • Herdade Monte da Cal

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

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  • Herdade Paco Do Conde 2007


    Favorite Syrah this year ! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Pai Chão 2008


    intense flavor and aroma. great complexity marked by the sweet black fruit, licorice, tobacco, dark chocolate and roasted coffee and freshness that balances great structure with strong,silky tannins. best served with rich dishes such as game, roast, stews, and rich chocolate based desserts. (its was wonderful with german chocolate cake) Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Reserva Do Comendador Branco 2009


    high aromatic intensity of fresh, youth, tropical fruit notes like mango, pineapple, smooth vanilla, and flowers. Lively acidity, full body finishing on an elegant spicy touch. pair with shellfish and rich fish dishes and soups. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Reserva Do Comendador Tinto 2007


    prunes, blackberries and flowers combined with exotic spicesin the nose. the tannins are round in the mouth. very smooth and elegant with a long finish. curred cheeses, such ad Sheep´s or Azeitão cheese, are good complement as well as skate or cod dishes. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Solista Verdelho 2011


    Citrin colored wine boasting aromas of white flowers and fresh tropical fruit. A well structured wine with a refreshing palate exhibiting notes of fresh pinapple, smooth acidity and a lingering floral finish. Pair with light pasta dishes, grilled sea food and chicken, salads, fruit and deserts. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Solista Touriga Nacional 2009


    the layered scents of violets, red berries and spices. a fresh, sophisticated flavor. excellent with pork and veal stews. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Monte Mayor Branco 2010


    aromas of ripe tropical fruit and some slight citrus peel undertones. good structure in the mouth with a long, pleasent persistence. makes a great apertif or combined with fish/shellfish meals and light sauced dishes. It's also great by the glass Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Monte Mayor Tinto 2009


    releases intense aromas of black fruits,some balsamic and slightly toasty notes. structured palate with round tannins and a long persistence finish. great for partnering with red meat, cheeses or heavliy spiced and herbed dishes. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Caiado Branco 2010


    young and fresh aroma full of fruit like apples and pears with citrus and floral notes. Fresh and full-bodied in mouth with a long well finished. Works perfectly with fish and seafood, white meat, and salads. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

  • Caiado Tinto 2010


    aroma is packed full of fruit like ripe plums and an interesting mixture of spices. the flavor is soft, smooth and round, mirroring the fruit forward aroma, with round tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera

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