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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Quinta Das Bágeiras White Blend Bairrada Garrafeira 2007

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    made in the tradional Old-style Nebbiolo from 75 year old vines, this wine has notes of toasted walnut and coffee. Read More

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  • Sao Domingos Bairrada Bruto

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    apricot and plum aroma. thin bubbly fruit flavor. makes a nice aperitif, but can also be served with white meat, fish, and shellfish. Read More

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  • Sao Domingos Colheita DOC

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    notes of resh red fruit dominate the aroma while the jammy fruit flavors and fresh clean finish envelope the mouth with elegance. designed for everyday drinking to accompany traditional Portuguese meals or richly seasoned meat. Read More

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  • Sao Domingos Meido Seco

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    a medium dry sparkling wine, just as the name suggests. good fruit flavors with hints of honey and peach. it is delicious by itself but it can also accompany light pastries or fruit salads. Read More

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  • Sao Domingos Brut Red

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    the smooth taste of dark fruit leaves a fresh, lingering finish. Serve with fatty fish like cod, salmon, and eel or with traditional Portuguese suckling Pig Read More

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