The greatest diversity on table wines divided by the most prestigious wine regions of Portugal.
Vinho Verde has origins in the region of Minho, located in the north of Portugal, and is also known as Young Wine, opposite to mature wine and is intended to be consumed immediately after its bottling
This region is dominated by shades of green lush vegetation typical of a region with plenty of moisture. However, the name Vinho Verde is not only due to the surroundings where the vines grow: is this region produces a wine that is typically acidic, light, mildly alcoholic and great digestive properties.
Trás-os-Montes wine is a Portuguese wine region located in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, the wine region is entitled Transmontano VR, and some areas are classified at the higher DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada), under the designation Trás-os-Montes DOC. Trás-os-Montes region has vineyards that produces a wide range of wines, and the region has vineyards across a wide range of altitudes. The coolest high altitude produces light bodied wines, when regions width low altitude produces full bodied, and high alcoholic wines. The Trás-os-Montes region has three subregions entitled to the Tras-os-Montes DOC Designation: Chaves, Planalto Mirandês, Valpaços
Douro is a Portuguese wine region centered on the Douro river and has the most highest wine classification as a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC). The region is associated with Port Wine Production, and produces as much table wine as it does fortified wine.
Douro is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Portugal. Its qualities, such as the terraced plantations, have been classified as World Heritage and the natural beauty of the deep valleys crossed by the river Douro will surely leave you breathless.
In this region, the vineyards are between 400 and 700 meters altitude and where soils predominate pine and corn crops. The Dão surrounded by mountains that protect it from the winds, produces wines with high capacity of aging in bottle.
The region is rich in Bairrada production of red and white wines, made from traditional grapes such as abundant berry, and other imported into Portuguese soil, as the international Cabernet Sauvignon.
The regions of Beira Interior, Távora-Varosa Lafões and are located within the country and disperse from the area of Beira Baixa and Beira Alta, near the border with Spain. Their names, one more historical than others, produce wines very different because of the different climates in each sub-region.
Diversity of soils and climates combined with large vineyards with low production costs are the main features of Ribatejo. This fertile region, with high yields that once supplied the domestic market and the colonies in Africa, produces red and white wines of quality at an extremely competitive price.
In Lisbon, a region with a long history in viticulture national vineyard area consists of the traditional Portuguese grape varieties and the most famous international varieties. Here's produced a huge variety of wines, made possible by the diversity of microclimates and reliefs concentrated in small areas of the region.
The Setúbal Peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus and Sado rivers. The region, located south of Lisbon, is essentially characterized by tourism and large vineyards. Since large farms dominated by caste Castelão until Moscatel, a national of fortified wines, this region has always played a leading role in the history of Portuguese wines.
The Alentejo is one of the largest wine regions of Portugal, where the view is lost in that vast plains are only interrupted by small hills. This warm and dry region benefited from numerous investments in the wine sector which resulted in producing some of the best Portuguese wines and consequently the international recognition of Alentejo wines.
Often considered the tourist paradise of Portugal, the Algarve is a region where the area had declined in recent years. The tourism industry has occupied much of the area of land and the Algarve wine was close to extinction. Today, there is new interest in wine in the region and invests in the development of this sector.
Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores islands are made up of volcanic soils and have a typically maritime climate. Though having high precipitation and atmospheric moisture, temperatures are mild throughout the year. This way, the vines have to be planted in soils where they are naturally sheltered or protected by man. Stone walls are built to protect the vines from the wind and the sea salty air.
Organic wines are made from organic grapes. The prodution of this type is carried out without the use of chemicals, in soils revitalized and fortified only with organic matter