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Vale da Capucha
Winery Wines

Red wine 2011 VR Lisboa, Estremadura, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Price: Up to 10.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #VdCa-L0243

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 2 October, 2014

Since the 2009 vintage, newly named Vinho regional area (until then VR Extremadura) for local wines in the Portuguese region of Extremadura. The name change is intended to avoid confusion with the Spanish DOC Extremadura. The new name refers to the nearby capital Lisbon.

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...

The red grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Azal Espanhol, Bical, Bical Tinto, Mortagua, Mortagua Preto, Touriga, Touriga Fina, Tourigo, Tourigo Antiguo, Tourigo do Dão (Portugal); Touriga National (Romania); Carabuñera (Spain). It must not be confused with the variety Amaral (Azal Tinto) or the other Touriga varieties, despite the fact that synonyms and morphological similarities appear to indicate this. There is no connection with the white variety Bical. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011 and 2013, it is a parent variety of Touriga Fêmea and Touriga...

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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