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Estremadura, formerly known as “Oeste,” is a Vinho Regional within Portugal that encompasses several smaller regions. Its close proximity to the north of Lisbon makes it an ideal tourist destination, with a landscape dotted with Medieval Castles along the wine route. Considering its relatively small size, it’s a diverse region with lush greenery in spots and steep, rugged slopes farther into the Candeeiros and Montejunto ranges. 
 
Carcavelos: In the 18th century, the Marquis de Pombal is credited with making a name for the region (he established the Companhia das Vinhas do Alto Douro, or Port Wine Company) with his “vinho generoso” produced here. The estate is now Quinto do Gradil. 
 
Bucelas: known for cultivation of the Arinto varietal (a.k.a. Padernã). These white wines have a reputation for grace and ageworthiness, grown in marl and limestone (caeiras) soils. 
 
Colares: known for growing the rare red Ramisco Read more »

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  • Syrah

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

  • Castelão

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

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

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • 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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  • Peripécia 2012

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    Wine review by Nuno M Pereira


  • Peripécia 2013

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  • Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva Red Lisboa 2010

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  • Mundus Rose Leve Adega da Vermelha

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    Wine review by LuisMichel


  • Bucellas Arinto 2012

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  • Bucellas Arinto 2012

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  • Quinta de San Francisco 2010

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    Don't let the price in euros fool you... this is not an 8 dollar wine. Following a stroll along the ramparts of Obidos Castle in Portugal (one of my decadent excursions to Europe), I chose this local wine of modest pretenses as an evening tipple. Opaque and full of coffee and cherry on the nose, this rich, smooth wine just hints of Ginja - the ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Quinta de Pancas Lisboa 2011

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    A blend of Arinto, Viral, and Chardonnay Lightly aromatic with hints of candied citrus and jellied red currant on the nose along over hints of mango fruit. Smooth and easy going in the mouth, this offers a rather lush mouthfeel underpinned with fine acidity. Hints of figs emerge early on the palate followed by apple toned fruit that it round and... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Quinta de Pancas Lisboa 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Quinta de Pancas Touriga Nacional Reserva 2009

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    Deep, rich, and brooding, with black cherry and plum, black pepper, spicy oak, and a bit of tobacco. Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


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