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Casa Santos Lima - Companhia das Vinhas, S.A.
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White wine 2015 VR Lisboa Moscatel, Estremadura, Portugal

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Moscatel
Registration number: #235710

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Last reviewed: 1 August, 2016

Since the 2009 vintage, newly named Vinho regional area (until then VR Extremadura) for local wines in the Portuguese region of Extremadura. The name change is intended to avoid confusion with the Spanish DOC Extremadura. The new name refers to the nearby capital Lisbon.

The wine-growing region in Portugal with a total of 60,000 hectares of vineyards (more than Austria as a whole) stretches immediately north of Lisbon along the Atlantic coast to the north as far as the city of Leiria and is also known as Oeste (the West). It includes Alcobaca (IPR), Alenquer (DOC), Arruda (DOC), Bucelas (DOC), Carcavelos (DOC), Cartaxo (DOC, part of which is in the Ribatejo region), Encostas de Aire (IPR, part of which is in the Beiras region), Lourinhã (DOC), Óbidos (DOC) and Torres Vedras (DOC)....

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...

Synonym for many muscatel varieties; see also under Muscat Blanc
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