Beira Wine

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This up and coming region is situated in central Portugal. It became a DOC in 1999 and was then divided into three subregions:
 
*Castelo Rodrigo
*Cova de Beira (home of the exclusive local white grape Fonte Cal)
*Pinhel
 
The climate is continental, with hot and dry summers and very cold winters. These conditions can be tricky, creating grapes with higher alcohol to tannin ratios, but with skill, great wines can still be produced. 
 
Whites produced in the region are Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha, Malvasia Fina and Siria. Reds grapes are Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Rufete, Bastardo and Marufo. The area is known for older vines, with small yields, but fine structure. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Touriga Nacional

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

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Subregions of Beira

  • Bairrada

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  • Quinta da Falorca

    Carlos and Pedro Figueiredo Father & Son the Team

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  • São Domingos Dão and Bairrada Grande Escolha Tinto 2003

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    Touriga Nacional, and Baga from Bairrada and Tinta Roriz (Temrpanillo) and Touriga Nacional from Dão - 10 months French oak A rich nose of charcoal, oak and dark dried fruit. Soft in the palate with med tannin and acids. Fully dry with flavors of leather and cherry mingled with light spices. 3/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • São Domingos Bairrada Lopo de Freitas Tinto 2003

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    The nose of blueberry with a black pepper core. Soft in the mouth with light acidity and medium weight tannins. In the mouth earth mingles with berry flavors followed by a touch of green pepper. A bit on the thin side, but tasty. 3/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Quinta de S.lourenço Bairrada Tinto 2003

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    Baga, Touriga Nacional and Tinto Roriz (Tempranillo) with 10 months in French oak Rich blackberry nose with nicehints of spice thrown in. Soft and light in the mouth with a mild level of tannins. Juicy berry, dried fruit, spice, light leather and wood all show on the palate. 3/5 [NR] Read More

    Wine review by ryanopaz


  • Grao Vasco Dão Tinto 2000

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    Nice deep ruby red. Smokey mineral nose with hints of blackberry and plum. Medium body with light faded tannins, nice balanced acidity and short but enjoyable finish. Flavors of raspberry, light oak,smoke and a light mineraltiy. The 12% alcohol shows a bit strong on the finish but overall is not a factor. C5+A11+T15+O6=87 [87] Read More

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