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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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Beira on Snooth

  • Sao Domingos Elipodio Brut

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    Branco Read More

    Wine review by hgalvao


  • Colinas de São Lourenço Red Blend Bairrada Private Collection 2004

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    Idealdrinks / Suave Read More

    Wine review by hgalvao


  • Filipa Pato Bairrada Espumante Filipa Pato 3b 2005

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    Rose - frutado Read More

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  • Grao Vasco Dao Branco 2012

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    Crystal clear pale yellow color. Very aromatic nose--tropical fruits. Very dry and crisp on the palate. Only slight hints of the tropical fruit flavors. I am not that experienced with Portuguese wines. Most of my experience is with Vinho Verde, and this wine is very similar--light, dry, crisp. US$8.09 at Total Wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Alianca Dao Quinta da Garrida 2009

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    Dark and fruity, with hints of tar. A blend of touriga nacional, tinta roriz and jaen. 12 months in oak. Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • Quinto Do Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional Beiras 2010

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    ~ Editor's Choice ~Thirty four hectares in a single block aged in barrique, 25% of which are new. Very smoky on the nose, almost roasting meats over a bed of tarry, dark fruits,showing a little raisin and date along with sage and rosemary notes touched with violets. Bright acids and fine tannins are well integrated in the mouth allowing this to ... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Quinto Do Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional Beiras 2010

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    Thirty four hectares in a single block aged in barrique, 25% of which are new. Very smoky on the nose, almost roasting meats over a bed of tarry, dark fruits,showing a little raisin and date along with sage and rosemary notes touched with violets. Bright acids and fine tannins are well integrated in the mouth allowing this to show a nice softn... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Casa de Santar Tinto 2010

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    A blend of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz Lovely spicy baking spices over briary blueberry fruit greets the nose here joined by some slightly inky fruit aromas topped with some smoky, burnt sugar notes. The oak on the nose may not be overpowering but this is some very perfumed wood. High acid on entry, and showing some very soft, fi... Read More

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  • Quinta Das Bageiras Garrafeira 2008

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    100% Baga, indigenous yeast, fermented for five to eight days in lagar, then drained into tank where fermentation continues for an additional ten to fifteen days before the wine is aged for 14 to 16 months in 2000 to 4000 liter casks 75 year old plus vines Tight and youthful on the nose with just a hint of wild cherry fruit layered under aromas ... Read More

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  • Bageiras Quinta Das Bairrada Garrafeira Branco 2011

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    20.00 Bright on entry and with great fruit early on the medium bodied palate, this shows excellent depth of fruit, superb focus and good tension in the mouth. theres a wave of late arriving complexity, savory and aromatic in the mouth that leads to a long, complex finish. This has excellent potential to improve in the cellar. A bit of a revelat... Read More

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