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Portugal Vinho Verde Porto e Douro Barraida Dao Beira Interior Ribatejo Obidos Arruda Bucelas Palmela Sétubal Alentejo Lagoa Portimao Lagoa Tavira Alenquer
 
In the North

1. VINHO VERDE
Vinho Verde, green wine, designates a lawfully marke-off area in the North-West of Portugal, with the right to the appellation of origin Vinho Verde. The name is less related to the colour of the wine - it exists in red and white. "Green", is rather referred to its freshness, which the grapes unfold during growing of a mixed cultivation with kiwi, corn and vegetables. The white Vinho Verde is beside the port wine, the most important export wine of Portugal. Vinho Verde is drunk young.     
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2. PORTO E DOURO
East of Porto, at the headwater of the river Duoro, the home of the Port wine is situated. Already in the 18th century. The Douro area had been registered for the cultivation of Port wine. Which is about a liqueur wine with an alcohol content of 19 to 22 % vol. Around 40 percent of the grape crop, is being used for Port wine. But also exquisite table wines originate from this region. The rose wine from this region, are characterised by a vivacious freshness. They should be served cool. The red wines are aromatic and lively, the white wines delicate, dry and fruity. Excellent - a maybe Portugal’s best red wine - is the Barca Velha, a great wine.     
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3. BAIRRADA
Between Dao and Atlantic, Porto and Combra, the flat hilly landscape Bairrada is situated. Two grape varieties grow here, which are not existing in the whole of Portugal: the red Baga and the white Bical. Both of them produce special wines: the red ones are velvety, with a touch of currants and blackberries. They may match with French high-quality wines. The white ones are harmonious, powerful and are sweet with apricots. The Barraida red wine, show a broad diversity of varieties. The Garrafeira wines, Vintage wines of best quality, are mostly also based upon Baga. The white wines, straw yellow and aromatic, are mostly the basis for the sparkling wine production.
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4. DAO
In the middle of pine woods, the wine gardens are situated North-East of Lisbon in the valley of the river Dao. Here, severe winters and hot summers reign. First of all, because of its red wines, this area is well-known: ruby, later red-brown, with a tender bouquet and hard taste, due to its tannin content, this wine needs time to become velvety. These wines are very storable. The white wine, straw yellow, fresh and fruity, has to mature at least for six months before being bottled. The white may also be enjoyed young.
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5. BEIRA INTERIOR
The vines from the province of Beira, grow on granite and schist soils. The area may be divided into two zones: in the North, primarily red wines are produced, light red and aromatic. The white Moimenta da Beira, fresh and fruity, is used for the manufacture of sparkling wine. In the second zone, Beira Baixa, garnet red wines with a soft taste are produced.
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In the South

6. RIBATEJO
In the valley area of the Tejo, yearly 800.000 hectolitres of wine are produced. Here are many domestic grape varieties growing, but also Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In Ribatejo particularly white wine is being produced. They have a pallid-yellow and are fruity to the taste. The red wines are ruby and grow velvety with age. The Serradayres is remarkable, which is offered in red and white.
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7. OBIDOS
About 13.000 hectares, the vine area in the Estremadure north of Lisbon comprises. Particularly, the white wines from Gaeiras are well-known, but also the red wines are worth mentioning - both of them being fresh and able to age.
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8. ALENQUER
The winegrowing area with an area of about 12.500 hectares is situated about 50 kilometres north of Lisbon. Here, white wines are produced, among others from the vine varieties Arinto, Fernao Pires, Jampal as well as red wines from Periquita, Camarate or Mortagua and others. 
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9. ARRUDA
The winegrowing area Arruda is situated between Bucelas and Alenquer, north of Lisbon. On an area of approx. 4700 hectares, white wines – Fernao Pires, Jampal, Vital – and red wines – Camarate, Periquita, Tinta Miuda – are produced.   
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10. BUCELAS
Fresh and young white-wines in this area – as a result of the cold water and the temperature in the summer.
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11. PALMELA
In particular, red wines originate from the cultivation area of Palmela – fuell-bodied and rich in tannins, the darl wines are from the vine variety Periquita.The white wines from this region play a trivial role. 
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12. SÉTUBAL
The Moscatel de Setúbal is considered one of the most outstanding nutmeg dessert wines. It is sweet, but still delicate and fruity. Besides that, good red table wines originate from Setúbal, fruity and aromatic.
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13. ALENTEJO
From the plateau between Lisbon and the Algarve originate ruby, powerful red wines and straw yellow white wines. they show a high alcohol content.
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14. LAGOS
The small winegrowing area with an area of just about 500 hectares, is situated in the outmost South-West of Europe. Cultivated are the white vine variety Boal Nranco and the red Periquita and Negra Mole.
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15. PORTIMAO
Around the little fishing port of Portimao, the smallest DOC winegrowing area is situated in the Algarve. On an vine area of 300 hectares, the white vine variety Crato Blanco is being cultivated as well as the red Negra Mole und Periquita.
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16. LAGOA
Lagoa in the Algarve, is the largest DOC winegrowing area of Portugal (2000 hectares). Here, white wines (Crato Blanco) and as well as red and rose wines are produced (Negra Mole, Monvedro, Periquita).
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17. TAVIRA
This little DOC winegrowing area is situated in the East of the Algarve and borders on Spain. From this region originate particularly red wines from Periquita and Negra Mole and white wines from Crato Blanco. 
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