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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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  • Touriga Nacional

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

  • Castelão

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Tempranillo

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

Popular Wineries in Estremadura View all

  • Casa Santos Lima

    Casa Santos Lima is situated in Alenquer, approximately 45 kms north of Lisbon, in a very traditi...

  • Adega Cooperativa do Cadaval, CRL

    A Adega Cooperativa de Cadaval fabrica os seus vinhos das uvas criadas nos vinhedos que cobrem as...

  • Caves Bonifacio

    Caves Bonifácio was founded in 1963 by António Francisco Bonifácio. Its wines are produced using ...

  • Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal

    Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal’s head-offices are located in the municipality of Bombarral with...

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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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    Wine review by Xeeran


  • Bucellas Arinto 2012

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    Wine review by Xeeran


  • 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 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


  • Berco Do Infante Estremadura Reserva 2010

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    Baking spice and licorice, with a kiss of oak. Hard to beat for seven bucks. Blend of aragonez (50%) and castelão (50%). Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • Hi, I see your point. I do not know the city you live in, so it is hard to ... ... (formerly known as "Estremadura"), particularly those that come from "Bucelas" (a small region north of Lisbon). A couple of well known brands: "Bucelllas" (Caves Velhas), Prova Régia (Quinta da Romeira).However, you find Arinto all over Portugal (North to South!... Read More

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  • Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto Branco 2010

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    This lemon (water lily) scented Lisboa wine has considerable acid on entry and is the perfect accompaniment of seafood and fish; Mário de Sá-Carneiro or Fernando Pessoa may have agreed. Anyway, the acidity bodes well for further aging - perhaps adding some grapefruit notes along the way. If you can get this at the price I paid, buy a case. Ex... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Paulo da Silva Casal da Azenha 2006

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    Starts out with dark fruits with leathery and spicy seasonings, with bright acids and grainy tannins. As it airs, it gets wilder with fruits deepening... but it lacks the weight and depth that I prefer. Might be because it's still young? Read More

    Wine review by jweaving


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