🇵🇹PORTUGALLisboa & Setubal


LISBOA IG.    DOC9     @Lisboa  

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Bical, Boal Branco, Boal Espinho, Cercial, Diagalves, Fernao Pires, Jampal, Malvasia Rei, Marquinhos, Rabo de Ovelha, Ratinho, Seara Nova, Talia, Tamarez, Viosinho, Vital

    • International– Chardonnay, Malvasia de Colares
  • TINTO= Baga, Bastardo, Caladoc, Castelao, Fernao Pires, Galego Dourado, Grand Noir, Jampal, Parreira Matias, Ramisco, Rufete, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira
    • International Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano AKA=Graciano, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez/ Tinto Roriz

GEOGRAPHY Portugal(Central West-Coast), LATITUDE: 38.4° N

  • BORDERS: Beira Atlantico IG.(North), Tejo IG,(East), Peninsula de Setubal IG.(South-East)
  • Sub-Zones/ DOC.’s- Alenquer DOC., Arruda DOC., Bucelas DOC., Carcavelos DOC., Colares DOC., Encosta d’Aire DOC., Lourinha DOC., Obidos DOC., Torres Vedras DOC.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling

  • On~Coast/ Toledo~Bay/ Tagus(Tejo)~River~Atlantic~Ocean~
  • SLOPES/ Serra de Montejunto

CLIMATE Maritime WithContinental Influences

  • Summers– Hot, Dry   |   Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE  ? ha. Planted

  • Estates/ Producers-(Not Located In Demarcated DOC.)-  Many Co-Operatives, Baias e Enseadas, Casal D’Alem, Casal Figueira, Casal Sta. Maria, Castelo do Sulco, Chocapalha, Dona Fatima, Tiago Teles, Vale da Capucha

VINICULTURE LabeledLISBOA” Refers to Wine Non-Conforming to an DOC.

  • Lisboa Blend- WHITE= Arinto, Chardonnay   |   RED= Touriga Nacional, Syrah
  • Vinho Leave-(Light Wine)- Light/ Pale, 10%Abv.
  • Vinho Medieval de Ourem-(Medieval Wine)- Blend/ Fernao Pires & Trincadeira

CULTURE– Known as Regiao da Estremadura Until 2009.



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ENCOSTA D’AIRE DOC.     @Ourem

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Bical, Boal Branco, Cabinda, Cercial, Diagalves, Fernao Pires, Jampal, Malvasia, Rabo de Ovelha, Ratinho, Seara Nova, Tamarez, Viosinho
  • TINTO= Baga, Bastardo, Caladoc, Castelao, Grand Noir, Matias, Molar, Parreira, Periquita, Rufete, Tinta Miuda, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira
    • International– Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(North-East Interior), “Non-Contiguous”, @Hw.#Eo1
    • OUREM
    • ALCOBACA
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Candeiros & Aire Mountains
  • CLIMATE= Continental
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Quinta do Montalto
  • VINICULTURE– Branco, Tinto, Rosado
    • Medieval de Ourem +BLENDED/ Fernao Pires(80%) & Trincadeira(20%)

LOURINHA DOC.     @

  • BRANCO= Alicante Branco, Alvadurao, Boal Espinho, Marquinhos, Malvasia Rei, Talia, Vital
  • TINTO= Cabinda
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(Central Coast)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling“, SLOPES/ Serra de Montejunto
    • On~Coast/ Atlantic~Ocean~
  • CLIMATE= Maritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– Aguardente(Brandy), One of Only 3 Exclusive Appellation Zone In Europe Dedicated to Brandy Production(Others…Cognac & Armagnac)
    • Estates/ Producers

OBIDOS DOC.     @Obidos

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Fernao Pires, Rabo de Ovelha, Vital
  • TINTO= Bastardo, Periquita AKA=Castelao, Tinta Miuda
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(Central-Interior)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling“, SLOPES/ Serra de Montejunto
  • CLIMATE= Continental WithMaritime Influence,  GAP/Peniche Peninsula
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTUREBranco,  Tinto(+AGED/ +8mo.),  Rosado
    • Espumante(+AGED/ 9mo./ On Lees)
    • Estates/ Producers– Quinta Cerejeiras, Sanuinhal, Cadaval, Loridos, Quinta Paco

TORRES VEDRAS DOC.      @Torres Vedras

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Fernao Pires, Robo de Ovelha, Seara Nova
  • TINTO= Castelao, Tinta Miuda, Touriga Nacional
    • International Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(South-Central Interior)
    • BORDERS: Alenquer DOC.(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • CLIMATE= Maritime WithContinental Influence
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTUREBranco(+AGED/ +3mo.), Tinto(+AGED/ +8mo.)
    • Estates/ Producers

ALENQUER DOC.    @Alenquer

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Fernao Pires, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Fernao Pires, Joao de Santarem AKA=Periquita, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
    • International– Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(South-East Interior)
    • North of Lisbon-City(40km.)
    • BORDERS: Torres Vedras DOC.(West), Arruda DOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Serra de Montejuno(East)
  • CLIMATE= Maritime WithContinental Influence
    • +WIND SHADOW/ Serra de Montejunto
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– Branco, Tinto(+AGED/ +8mo.)
    • Estates/ Producers– Monte d’Oiro, Quinta Pinto, Vinhos Francos

ARRUDA DOC.    @

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Fernao Pires, Robo de Ovelha, Seara Nova, Vital

    • International– Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • TINTO= Castelao, Tinta Miuda, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(South-East Interior)
    • North of Lisbon-City(30km.)
    • BORDERS: Alenquer DOC.(North), Bucelas DOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Serra de Montejuno(East)
    • Open Valley Allows Sea influence to Influence Vineyards.
  • CLIMATE=Maritime With Continental Influence
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– Branco(+AGED/ +3mo.), Tinto(+AGED/ +14mo.)
    • Estates/ Producers

Golden Triangle

  • GEOGRAPHY– Refers to to Combination of Carcavelos DOC., Colares DOC., Bucelas DOC., Which Make Up a Triangle Shape North-West of Lisboa.

BUCELAS DOC.    @Bucelas

  • BRANCO= Arinto +75%, Rabo de Ovelha, Sercial
  • TINTO= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(South-East Interior)
    • North of Lisbon-City(20km.), BORDERS: Arruda DOC.(North)
    • SUB-ZONE– Freixial
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Serra de Montejuno(East)
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Sandy Loam, Chalk/ Limestone
  • CLIMATE= Maritime WithContinental Influence
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– (99% Branco) Branco, Espumante
    • Estates/ Producers– Caves Velhas, Mira, Murgas, Quinta da Murta, Quinta da Romeira

COLARES DOC.     @Sintra

  • BRANCO= Malvasia de Colares, Arinto
  • TINTO= Ramisco 60%, Castelao, Molar, Parreira Matias, Periquita, Tinto Roriz AKA=Trmpranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(South-West), West of Lisbon-City(25km.)
    • BETWEEN: Sintra Mountain & Atlantic Ocean, “Non-Contiguous”, LATITUDE: 38.48° ‘N’
    • Westernmost Demarcated Wine Region/ Vineyard In Continental Europe/ Portugal.
    • DISTRICT-Sintra, PARISHES: Colares, S. Joao das Lampas, S. Martinho
    • Sub-Zones-  Coast– Narrow Strip of Sand Dunes On Atlantic Ocean.
      • Interior– All Area Not In 1 km. Proximity of Ocean
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Sand Dunes, +Alt.120mt.,
    • On~Coast/ Atlantic~Ocean~(Near/ 50mt. – 350mt.),  Sintra Mountain Attracts Morning Mist/ Moisture.
  • SOILSCoastMetamorphic“, Sedimentary”,  Sand 3 Meters Deep,  Over Clay
    • Interior– “Arglio-Carcareous”, Clay AKA=Chao Rijo
  • CLIMATE= Maritime, Medium Humidity, Fog In Summer Mornings.
    • CHALLENGES– Strong Salty Ocean Winds
      • Handmade Fences of Dried Canes Sewn With Wicker to Block Ocean Winds.
  • VITICULTURE– 35 ha. Planted,  Vines Lay Braided On Sand With No Tresseling.
    • BENEFIT– Own Rooted/ Phylloxera-Resistant Sandy Soil, Ungrafted Vines.
    • CHALLENGES– Losing Vineyards to Beach Property Development.
    • Estates/ Producers–  Antonio Bernardino, Casca, Casal Sta Maria, Manuel Jose, Monte Cascas, Ramilo, Viuva Gomes
      • Adega Regional de Colares(Co.-Op./ 90% of  DOC. Grapegrowers, 50% of  DOC. Production)
  • VINICULTURE– Wine From Colares are Said to Possess Noticeable Salinity.
    • Ramisco(+AGED/ 12mo./ Oak, 6mo./ Bottle)
    • Only Ramisco & Malvasia de Colares Can Be Labeled Colares DOC. All Other Grapes Produced In Colares Are Labeled Vinho Regional de Lisboa.
    • Branco,   Tinto(Chao de Areia/+Ramisco,  Chao Rija/+Castelao)

CARCAVELOS DOC.     @Estoril

  • BRANCO= Arinto, Ratinho, Galego Dourado
  • TINTO= Ramisco, Castelao, Preto Preto Martinho AKA=Negra Mole
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Lisboa IG.(South-West), West of Lisbon-City(15km.)
    • South of Sintra-City(5km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Coast/ Atlantic~Ocean~
  • CLIMATE= Maritime
  • VITICULTURE– 200ha. Planted 
  • VINICULTUREBranco,  Tinto,  Vinho
    • Vinho de Carcavelos/ Villa oeiras/
      • Licoroso(Fortified to 18%-20%Abv. With Vinho Abafado(Brandy From Lourinha DOC.), Sweetened With Must, +AGED/ 5yr./ Oxidized
    • Estates/ Producers– Bela Vista, Conde de Oeiras, Raul Ferreira & F. Quinta do Barao, Ribera de Caparide


PENINSULA De SETUBAL IG.   DOC.- 2   @Setubal

  • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Antao Vaz, Arinto, Baol, Fernao Pires, Loureiro, Rabo de Ovelha, Roupeiro, Viosinho
    • International– Chardonnay, Moscatel, Muscat of Alexandria AKA=Moscatel de Setubal, Sauvignan Blanc, Verdelho
  • TINTO= Castelao 30%, Alicante Boushet, Bastardo, Miuda, Tinto Cao, Trincadeira, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
    • International– Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal(South-Coast), LATITUDE:
    • BORDERS: Tejo IG.(North), Alentejano IG.(South & East)
    • Sub-Zones/ DOC.’s- Pamela DOC., Setubar DOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Serra da Arrabida Mountains, +Alt.200mt.
    • On~Coast/ Atlantic~Ocean~, On~Toledo~Bay~, On~Tejo/ Sado~River~
  • SOILS= MetamorphicSedimentary”, Limestone, Clay
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean  Summers– Hot, Dry         |      Winters– Wet, Cold
  • VITICULTURELabeled “PENINSULA SETUBAL” Refers to Wine Non-Conforming to DOC.
    • Estate/ Producers-(Not Located In Demarcated DOC.)- Bacalhoa, Horacio Simoes,  Serra Brava, Vinhas de Pegoes

PALMELA DOC.     @Setubal

  • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Antao Vaz, Arinto, Boal, Fernao Pires, Loureiro, Viosinho
    • International– Muscat of Alexandria AKA=Moscatel de Setubal, Verdelho
  • TINTO= Castelao 30%, Alicante Boushet, Bastardo, Castelao, Miuda, Tinto Cao, Trincadeira
    • International– Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Peninsula Setubal IG.
    • Sandy Plains
    • Serra da Arrabida Hills
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Serra da Arrabida Hills
  • CLIMATE= Maritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULUTRE= Tinto- Castelao(+67%)
    • -Estates/ Producers–  Casa de Atalaia, Casa Ermelinda, Dona Ermelinda, Filipe Palhoca, Horacio Simoes, Invejosa, Lima Fortuna, Pegos Claros, Piloto, Santo Isidro de Pegoes, Vanancio da Costa Lima, Vinhas de  Pegoes, Xavier Santana

SETUBAL DOC.     @Setubal

  • BRANCO= Antao Vaz,  Arinto, Fernao Pires, Malvasia, Rabo Ovelha, Roupeiro Branco, Viosinho
    • International– Moscatel Galego Roxo, Verdelho
  • TINTO= Bastardo, Castelao, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacioal
    • International– Tempranillo AKA=Aragonez
  • GEOGRAPHY– Portugal, REGION-Peninsula Setubal IG.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Serra da Arrabida Hills, On~Sado Esturary~
  • CLIMATE= Maritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • SETUBAL  Moscatel de Setubal or Moscatel Roxo (+67%)
      • Macerated and Fermented On Skins For 6 mo.
      • Fortified During Fermentation With Brandy, +ABV. 16%-22%
      • +AGED/ Barrel +5 yr.,  Superior(+AGED/ 20 yr.)
    • -Estates/ Producers– Alambre, Bacalhoa, Jose Maria da Fonseca, Venanzio Costa


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