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DFJ Vinhos SA
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Rosé wine 2008 Estremadura VR Portada, Estremadura, Portugal

Type: Rosé wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #DFJ171877

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Last reviewed: 10 June, 2009

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