🇵🇹PORTUGALRibatejo & Alentejo


🇵🇹PORTUGALRibatejo


TEJO        IG.   DOP.- 6 (Unofficial)     @Santarem

  • WHITE=   |   RED=  **Refer to DOC. For Grape Information.

GEOGRAPHY Portugal(South-Central), LATITUDE: 39.23° N

  • BORDERSAlentajano IG.(East), Lisboa DOC.(West), Peninsula da Setubal IG.(South)
  • Sub-Zones/ DOP.’s Almeirim DOP., Cartaxo DOP., Chamusca DOP., Coruche DOP., Santarem DOP., Tomar DOP.

TOPOGRAPHYRolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?

  • On~Zezere/ Sorraia~Rivers~Tributary~Tejo~River~

SOIL Metamorphic, Sedimentary

CLIMATE Continental,  *Summer– Hot, Dry   |   *Winter– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE Wine In TEJO Non-Conforming to DOC.

VINICULTURE

  • Talha- Clay-Pot/ Amphorae Tradition That Dates Back 2,000 Years.
  • Orange Wine- Historic and Cultural Roots In Macerating White Grapes For Orange Wine.

CULTURE Ribatejo AKA=Tejo

  • Know For Cork Trees Forests and Cork Production.
  • GASTRONOMY-…       |     CHEESE

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  • Estates/ Producers-(Not Found In Demarcated Sub-Zone.)Pinha da Torre
  • Vineyards-(Not Found In Demarcated Sub-Zone.)Aguas Viva(30ha.), Do Alqueve(6ha.), Courela Grande(3ha.), De Sao Joao(6ha.)

TOMAR DOP.     @Tomar

  • WHITE= Arinto, Malvasia
    • InternationalMalvasia
  • RED= Baga
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Tejo IG.(North)
    • On~Zezere~River~
  • SOIL- “Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers-
  • CULTURE- 2003 DOC. Officially Established.

CHAMUSCA DOP.     @

  • WHITE=   |   RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Tejo IG.(North-West)
    • On~Tejo~River~
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers-

ALMEIRIM DOP.     @

  • WHITE=   |   RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Tejo IG.(West-Central)
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers

CARTAXO DOP.     @

  • WHITE=   |   RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Tejo IG.(West)
    • On~Zezere~River~
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers-

CORUCHE DOP.     @

  • WHITE= Antao Vaz
  • RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Tejo IG.(South)
    • On~Sorraia~River~
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers

SANTAREM DOP.     @Santarem

  • WHITE=   |   RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Tejo IG., In Alentejo DOC.(South)
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers-


🇵🇹PORTUGALAlentejano


ALENTEJANO IGP.          DOP.- 9     @

  • WHITE=   |   RED= **Refer to DOC. For Grape Information.

GEOGRAPHY Portugal(South-Central), LATITUDE: 40.1° N

  • Non-Contiguous(8)
  • Sub-Zones/ DOP.’s Borba DOP., Evora DOP., Granja-Amerileja DOP., Moura DOP., Portalegre DOP., Redondo DOP., Reguengos DOP., Vidigueira DOP.
  • BORDERS-Spain(East), Tejo IG.(West), Terras da Beira IG.(North), Peninsula da Setubal IG,(South-West), Algarve IG.(South)

TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Serra d’Ossa & Serra de Sao Mamede

CLIMATE Continental   *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE LabeledALENTEJANO” Wine Produced Non-Conforming to a DOC.

  • 1,800 ha. Planted
  • Estate/ Producers(Not Found In Demarcated Sub-Zone)– Adega do Monte, Carmo, Cortes de Cima, Fitapreta, Herdade das Barras, Jose de Sousa, Liberalitas, Ouro do Monte, Sao Miguel, Tapada D’Elvas, Vaga Lume

VINICULTUREStill,  Blends,  Orange

  • Talhas- Clay-Pot/ Amphorae Tradition That Dates Back 2,000 Years.
  • Orange Wine- Historic and Cultural Roots In Macerating White Grapes For Orange Wine.
    • **Refer to WINE STYLES/ Orange Wine For Detailed Information.

CULTURE Know For Cork Trees

  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Comissao Vitivinicola Regional AlentejanaCVRA.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Wines of Alentejo Sustainability ProgramWASP.
    • Mission~ To Reduce Costs and Increase Economic Viability Through a Proactive Approach to Environmental Pressure and Social Concerns.
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Alentejo Regional Winegrowers Commission~
  • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Alentejo Winegrowers Technical Association~
  • ECONOMY~ History of Cork Tree Farming and Cork Production.
  • GASTRONOMY~ Black Pig(Porto Preto/ Presunto Ham), Asparagus

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ALENTEJO DOP.     @Evora

  • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Antao Vaz, Arinto, Fernao Pires, Gouveio, Listan de Huelva, Manteudo, Naia, Rabo de Ovelha, Perrum AKA=Palamino, Rouperio, Tamarez, Vosinho
    • International Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Viognier
  • TINTO= Trincadeira 16%, Alicante Bouschet, Alfrocheiro Preto, Castelao, Periquita, Sousao, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Coa, Tinta Grossa, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
    • International Aragonez 24% AKA=Tempranillo/ Tinta Roriz, Syrah 11%, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG.(Central-Interior)
    • BORDERS-Spain(East), Non Contiguous(8), Multi-Appellation
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Ardila~River~
    • Vidigueira Fault(Long East-West Facing Escapment That Tempers Climate)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Volcanic
    • Granite, Schist, Marl, Marble, Clay, Loam, Limestone
    • Ranas(Deposits of Sandy, Clay, Loam, Limestone)
  • CLIMATE- Continental, +Diurnal Shifts(+30°)
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Wet, Cold
  • VITICULTURE- 22,000 ha. Planted,  20% Branco/ 80% Tinto
    • Estates/ Producers-(Not Found In Demarcated Sub-Zone) Bojador, Borba, Cardeira, Cartuxa, Ciconia, Cortes de Cima, Escolha dos Enologos, Herdade dos Coelheiros(200ha.), Herdade do Esporao, Herdade dos Grous, Herdade do Rocim, Herdade de Sao Miguel, Joao Barbosa, Monte Branco, Monte da Capela, Ravasqueira, Pera Manca, Rocim Olho de Mocho, Sericaia, Terrenus, Tiago Cabaco
  • VINICULTURE- Wines Traditionally Produced In Talhas(Clay Amphorae).
    • Classic Dao Blend(Aragonaez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet),   Orange
    • Branco Reserva(+Aged/ 6mo.),   Branco Grand Reserva(+Aged/ 12mo.)
    • Branco Garrafeira(+Aged/ 12mo./ 6mo. In Bottle)
    • Tinto Reserva(+Aged/ 12mo.),  Tinto Grand Reserva(+Aged/ 24mo.)
    • Tinto Garrafeira(+Aged/ 30mo./ 12mo. In Bottle)
  • HISTORY- 1890 @Alentejo Phylloxera Hits Area
  • CULTURE- ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Alentejo Regional Wine Growing Commission~ CVRA.
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program~ WASP.

PORTALEGRE DOP.     @Portalegre

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Assario AKA=Malvasia Fina, Roupeiro
  • TINTO= Periquita, Trincadeira
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- RollingSLOPES/ Serra Sao Mamede, +Alt. 500mt.-760mt.
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Granite, Schist, Quartz
  • VITICULTURE- 860ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Adega de Portalegre(Co.-Op.), Cabecas do Reguengo, Fonte Souto(Symington)(160ha.), Herdade da Rocha, Susana Esteban, Tapada do Chaves
    • Vineyards- Terrenus Vine da Serra

BORBA DOP.      @Borba, Estremoz

  • WHITE= Antoa Vaz, Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha, Roupeiro, Tamarez
  • RED= Alfrocheiro, Alicante Bouschet, Periquita
    • International Petit Verdot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(East-Central)
    • MUNICIPALITY– Borba, @Hw.#AP7
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Serra de Ossa, +Alt.350mt.- 400mt.
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Red Clay Over Limestone and Schist
  • VITICULTURE-   ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Adega de Borba(Co.-Op.), Dona Maria, Herdade do Mouchao, Herdade das Servas, Joao Portugal Ramos, Monte Branco, Monte Claros, Do Mouro(27ha.), Senses, Quintas de Borda

REDONDO DOP.     @Redondo

  • WHITE=  Tamarez   
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(East-Central)
    • MUNICIPALITY-Redondo, @Hw.#AP7
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Serra de Ossa, +Alt.350mt.
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Clay, Schist
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Adega Co-Operativa de Redondo(Co.-Op.), Candeeira, Casa Relvas, Freixo, Roquevale

EVORA DOP.      @Evora

  • WHITE= Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha, Roupeiro, Tamarez
  • RED= Periquita
    • International Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(West-Central)
    • @Hw.#AP7/ #IP2
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Adega da Cartuxa, Dona Dorinda

REGUENGOS DOP.     @Reguengos Monsaraz

  • WHITE= Manteudo, Rabo de Ovelha, Rouperio
  • RED= Aragonez AKA=Tempranillo, Periquita, Trincadeira
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(South-East)
    • MANICIPALITY-Reguengos de Monsaraz
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Herdade do Esporao(449ha.)

GRANJA-AMERILEJA DOP.     @Granja

  • WHITE=   |   RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(South-East)
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Granja-Amereleja(Co.-Op.)

VIDIGUEIRA DOP.     @Vidigueira

  • WHITE= Antao Vaz
    • International Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional 
    • International Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(South-West)
    • @Hw.#IP2
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Serra de Portel, +Alt.420mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Maritime Influence
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Adega Vidigueira, Cortes de Cima, Herdade do Rocim(70ha.), Herdade do Sobroso, Quinta do Paral
    • Vineyards- Olho de Mocho

MOURA DOP.     @Moura

  • WHITE= Fernao Pires
  • RED= Alfrocheiro Preto, Moreto, Trincadeira
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Alentejano IG., In Alentejo DOC.(South-East)
    • @Hw.#IP8
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Medeiros


**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.