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DFJ Vinhos SA
Winery Wines

Red wine 2005 Estremadura VR cartada, Estremadura, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #DFJ-L6325

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Last reviewed: 20 April, 2007

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...

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The red grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Bastardo Castico, Bastardo Espanhol, Catelão, Castelão, Castelão Real, Castellam, Castellao Portugues, Castico, João de Periquita, João de Santarém, João de Santarém Tinto, João Santarém, Lariao Preto, Mortágua de Vide Branca, Olho de Lebre, Perikvita, Periquita, Piriquita, Piriquito, Pirriquita and Trincadeira The variety was first mentioned in 1531 by the ampelographer Rui Fernandes under the obviously misspelled name Catelão. José Maria da Fonseca, who founded a winery in Azeitão south of Lisbon in 1834 and introduced the variety here, played a decisive role in its spread....

The red grape variety (also Kaladok) is a new variety between Grenache Noir (Garnacha Tinta) x Cot, which was confirmed by DNA analyses carried out in 2013. The crossing was carried out in 1958 by the Frenchman Paul Truel (1924-2014) on behalf of the INRA at the Domaine de Vassal (branch of the University of Montpellier). The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to trickle (the primary breeding objective) and botrytis, as well as less susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces colourful red wines rich in tannin and alcohol, but...

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