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Adega Cooperativa de Guimarães
Winery Wines

White wine Vinho Verde DOC Adega Guimarães, Vinho Verde, Portugal

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 10.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #ACG-L17033

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 9 May, 2017

The Portuguese DOC area for red and white wines was already defined by law in 1908. The huge area comprises 60,000 hectares of vineyards in the districts of Braga, Porto and Viana do Castelo. It stretches 130 kilometres long and 70 kilometres wide in the north-west of Portugal between the Douro and Minho rivers, which form the border with Spain. The entire area is also classified as Vinho Regional (VR) for Rios do Minho country wines. The cool climate, with an average of 2000 mm of rainfall per year, is very much influenced by the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The area is divided into six subzones Amarante, Basto, Braga, Lima, Moncáo...

In ancient times, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans brought vines to the Iberian Peninsula. Under the long Moorish rule from the 8th to the 12th century, wine growing stagnated, but did not come to a complete standstill despite the ban on alcohol. As in many other countries, the Roman Catholic monastic order of the Cistercians had a decisive influence on viticulture; in the 12th century, they founded 18 monasteries in Portugal. King Dinis (1279-1325) promoted agriculture and viticulture on such a large scale that the proceeds were used to build a merchant fleet, thus creating the basis for the rise to world power. He was therefore given the...

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