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Caves do Freixo S.A.

Red wine 2001 Bairrada DOC império Reserva, Beiras, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #CdF-L277

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 20 April, 2007
DOC area in the west of the Portuguese region of Beiras near the Atlantic coast. It is an ancient wine-growing area, in the 14th and 15th centuries a third of the area was used for viticulture. At the beginning of the 18th century, the dark and tannin-rich red wines were very popular in England and were also issued as port wine (from the Douro area north of it) or blended with it. In 1756, when the limits for port wine were set, the then Portuguese Prime Minister Marquês de Pombal (1699-1782) ordered the uprooting of the Bairrada vineyards to protect port wine. In 1908, the government eliminated the area from the list of wine...
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