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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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  • Boas Vinhas Tinto Red Blend 2009

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    This is a smooth, rich red with elegant character. Lots of wild red fruits, herb and spice flavor. Soft tannins and an elegant finish. Read More

    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau


  • Quinta Dos Roques Collector's Reserva Touriga Nacional Alfrocheiro Preto Tinta Cão Tinta Roriz Dão 2000

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    Tres bon vin avant un repas, gouteux et mettre 15 minutes au frigo pour reduire le tanin Read More

    Wine review by dompou


  • Quinta Dos Roques Qunita Do Correio Dao Tinto 2009

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    I have not had Dao wine for some time, and this mid-rank number from Quinta do Correio has bracing acidity on the palate with flavours of cranberry and wild red huckleberry. Soft and approachable, the wine is good value. There is also a smooth creamy finish that should appeal to a broad cross-section of wine drinkers. Try it. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Quinta de Garrida Dão 2007

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    Deep slightly brownish red, very hot nose. Dry and tart with very firm tannins, sour fruit. Short, dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by biondanonima


  • Quinta Do Corujão Colheita 2003

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    Tremendously bright and fruity, full of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of black pepper and just enough dryness to keep things from becoming cloying. Long, lingering flavor that doesn't so much evolve as maintain its integrity the whole while. Despite being upfront and straightforward, it does so directly enough to be a great little wine for ... Read More

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  • Quinta Das Bageiras DOC 2009

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    Wine review by Damaris Rivera


  • Quinta Das Bágeiras White Blend Bairrada Garrafeira 2007

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    nice clean aromas of citris fruit, smoky notes, and an herbal undertone. this dry, medium body white emits flavors of lemon and lime with toasty smoke and white pepper notes. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera


  • Quinta Das Bageiras DOC 2009

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    clean aromas of citris fruit, smoky notes, and an herbal undertone. this dry, medium body white emits flavors of lemon and lime with toasty smoke and white pepper notes. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera


  • Quinta Das Bageiras Bruto Reserva

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    nice discrete toasty notes of fruit and jams. a soft mellow fresh flavor. perfect as an aperitif or with seafood Read More

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  • Quinta Das Bageiras Bruto Grande Reserva

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    very thin bubbles and an aroma of honeycombs. cool flavor with notes of honey with a lasting delicious finish. A very versatile wine that partners well with light or heavily spiced dishes and even some desserts. Read More

    Wine review by Damaris Rivera


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