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Casca Wines, Lda.
Winery Wines

Red wine 2015 Cascas, VR Lisboa, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Varieties: Syrah 40%,
Castelão 30%,
Aragonez 30%.
Registration number : #CW-L-16291-A/E2R2

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 22 May, 2017

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 standstill despite the ban on alcohol. As in many other countries, the Cistercians had a decisive influence on viticulture, founding more than 100 monasteries in the 12th century. 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 nickname "Rei lavrador" (King of the peasants)....

The red grape variety comes from France. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view, or still used today are Hermitage, Shiraz(Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac(France) Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo (Italy); Shiraz(South Africa); Zizak(Montenegro). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it...

Synonym (also Aragón, Aragones, Aragonez da Ferra, Aragonez de Elvas, Tinta Aragonez, Tinto Aragónez) for the vine variety Tempranillo; see there

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