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Coimbra de Mattos
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Red wine "Valriz - Ruby", Alentejo, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 19.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #254943

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Last reviewed: 29 April, 2020

The region in Portugal lies between Lisbon in the north, the border with Spain in the east, the Algarve region in the south and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Within the area defined as DOC with 20,000 hectares of vineyards are the eight sub-areas of Borba, Évora, Granja-Amareleja, Moura, Portalegre, Redondo, Reguengos and Vidigueira. These used to be declared as independent DOC areas (which still appears on older labels ), but are now listed as optional sub-areas alongside the Alentejo DOC area. The entire region is also...

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, viticulture 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 up a merchant fleet, thus creating the basis for Portugal's rise to become a world power. He was...

Synonym (also Tinta Amarelha, Tinta Amarella) for the grape variety Trincadeira Preta; see there.

Synonym (also Roriz) for the grape variety Tempranillo; see there.

The red grape variety comes from Portugal. Since 2002, the former name Touriga Francesca may no longer be used due to a complaint by the French wine lobby and a court order. Synonyms are Albino de Souza, Esgana Cão Tinto, Tinta Barca, Touriga Frances, Touriga Francesa and Tourigo Francês. It must not be confused with the other Touriga varieties or Tinta da Barca, despite synonyms and morphological similarities which seem to indicate this. It is not a mutation of the white variety Sercial (Esgana Cão). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, it is a presumably natural cross between...

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