🇵🇹PORTUGALMinho


MINHO IG.     DOC.- 1      @Braga

  • BRANCO=   |   TINTO= **Refer to DOC.’s For Grape Information.

GEOGRAPHY Portugal(North-West), REGION-Minho IG.,  LATITUDE: 42° N

  • BORDERS- Spain(North)/ Minho River, Beira Atlantico IG.(South), Terras do Dao IG.(South-East), Transmontano IG.(East)
  • Sub-Zones- Amarante, Ave, Baiao, Basto, Cavado, Lima, Moncao, Paiva, Sousa

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Coast/ Atlantic~Ocean~

  • MOUNTAINS Alvao/ Cabreira/ Geres/ Março/ Montemuro/ Peneda Mountains All to the East of Minho Forms a Amphitheater For Topography and Micro Climates.
  • Rivers- On~Cavado/ Douro/ Lima/ Minho/ Tamega~

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Granite, Veins of Schist

CLIMATE Maritime,   Summers– Warm   |   Winters– Cold/ West

VITICULTURE Labeled–  MINHO Wine Produced Non-Conforming to an DOC.

VINICULTURE Branco,  Rosado,  Tinto,  Espumante

CULTURE

  • BOTTLE SHAPES~ ~Galician Flute Green, Slightly Fuller In Shoulders Than Rhine Flute.
  • GASTRONOMY Octopus, Squid, Mussels, Tuna, Caldo Verde, Broa de Milho, Lampreia, Cabrito
    • CHEESE

**Refer to PORTUGAL/ Home For Detailed Information On Portugal as a Country.



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VINHO VERDE DOC.      @Braga

  • BRANCO= Alvarinho(Indigenous), Arinto, Avesso, Azal Branco, Batoca, Loureiro(Indigenous), Rabo de Ovelha, Trajaduro(Indigenous)
  • TINTO= Alvarelhao, Amaral, Azal Tinto, Caino Tinto(Indigenous) AKA=Borracal, Espadeiro, Pedral(Indigenous), Paderiro de Basto AKA=Tinto Cao, Rabo-de-Anho, Vinhao(Indigenous)
  • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(North), Multi-Appellation
    • Sub-Zones- Amarente, Ave, Baiao, Basto, Cavado, Lima, Moncao, Paiva, Sousa
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ HillyOn~Minho/ Lima/ Cavado~Rivers~Tributary~Douro~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Maritime,    Summers– Warm   |   Winters– Cold/ West
    • CHALLANGE– Cool, Wet Weather Makes Ripening Difficult
  • VITICULTURE- Vine Training– Pergolas
    • Estates/ Producers- Aveleda, Anselmo Mendes, Aphros, Aveleda, Casa de Mouraz, Casel Garcia, Casa da Sentra, Faisao, Girofle, Linhares, Lixa, Luis Seabra, Orlana, Quinta do Monte, Soalheiro, Vercoope
  • VINICULTURE- Wine From Vinho Verde Are Said to Possess Noticeable Salinity.
    • Sparkling(Espumante de Vinho Verde), Reserva(+AGED/12mo. -24mo.)
      • Super-Reserva(+AGED/ 24mo. -36mo.),  Grande Reserva(+AGED/ +36mo.)
    • VINHO VERDE+AGED/ Drink Young
      • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Arinto, Avesso, Loueiro, Trajaduro
    • VINHO VERDE TINTO
      • TINTO= Alvarelhao, Amaral, Azal Tinto, Borracal, Espadeiro, Padeiro, Rabo-de-Anho, Touriga Nacional, Vinhao
  • HISTORY- The Sparkling Originated From Malolactic Conversion Taking Place In the Bottle.
    • Modern Versions Are Produced by Completing Malolactic Conversion Prior to Bottling and Adding Co2(Sparging) to Create Sparking.
  • GOING THERE-
    • WINNER Worlds Best~ Vinho Verde
      • DtheV.com Awards- Top Iberian Peninsula Wine Region (3rd. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.

  • MONCAO DOC.     @Moncoa
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Loureiro
    • TINTO=
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(North-East), BORDERS-Spain(North)
      • VILLAGES-Melgaco, Moncao
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, On~Minho~River~(South)
    • VITICULTURE- 1,340 ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers- Adega de Moncao, Anselmo Mendes, Conclave, Joao Portugal Ramos, Louridal, Lua Cheia, Luis Seabra, Muralhao de Monicao, Soalheiro, Quintas de Melgaco
  • LIMA DOC.     @Viana do Castelo
    • BRANCO= Arinto, Alvarinho, Loureiro
    • TINTO= Borracal, Espadeiro, Vinhoa
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(North)
      • VILLAGES-Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, SLOPES/ Serra da Peneda
      • On~Vel~Tributary~Lima~River~
    • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers- Quinta do Ameal(12ha.), Aphros Wine
  • CAVADO DOC.     @Cavado/ Braga
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Loureiro
    • TINTO= Amaral, Borracal, Espadeiro
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(Central)
      • VILLAGES-Amares, Barcelos, Braga, Esposenda, Vila Verde, Terras de Bouro
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, On~Homen~River~Tributary~Cavado~River~
    • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers-
  • AVE DOC.     @Ave
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Loureiro
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(Central), BORDERS-Porto-City(South-West)
      • VILLAGES-Safe, Guimaraces, Santo Tirso, Trofa, Vila Nova de Famalicao, Vieira do Minho, Vila do Conde,
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, On~Ave~Riverr~
    • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers-
  • BASTO DOC.     @Basto
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(East-Central)
      • VILLAGES-Cabeceira, Celorico, Mondim, Ribeira de Pena
    • TOPOGRAPHY- RollingSLOPES/ Serra do Cabriera, On~Tamega~River~
    • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers-
  • SOUSA DOC.     @Sousa
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(South), BORDERS-Porto-City(South-West)
      • VILLAGES-Felgueiras, Lousada, Paredes, Passas de Ferreira, Penafiel
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, On~Sousa~River~Tributary~Duoro~River~
    • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers-
  • AMARANTE DOC.     @Amarante
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho, Loureiro, Trajadura
    • TINTO= Borracal, Espadeiro, Vinhoa
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(South)
      • VILLAGES-Amarante, Marco de Canavezes
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, SLOPES/ Serra do Marao, +Alt. ?
      • On~Tamoega~River~Tributary~Duoro~River~
    • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers- Aveleda, Quinta da Lixa
  • BAIAO DOC.     @Baiao
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(South-East)
      • VILLAGES-Baiao, Cinfaes, Resende
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, SLOPES/ Serra de Montemuro, +Alt.?, On~Duoro~River~
    • VITICULTURE-ha. Planted
      • Estates/ Producers-
  • PAIVA DOC.     @Castelo de Paiva
    • BRANCO= Alvarinho
    • GEOGRAPHY- Portugal, REGION-Minho IG.(South)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt., On~Paiva~River~Tributary~Duoro~River~
    • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted
    • VINICULTURE- Vinho Verde(Tinto)
      • Estates/ Producers-


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