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Red wine 2013 Trás-os-Montes DOC Porta Velha, Trás-os-Montes, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #VPr-LN05PVT/14

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 30 October, 2016

DOC area in the north-east of Portugal on the border with Spain. The name Trás-os-Montes means "Behind the mountains", as it is enclosed by high mountains in the west, which separate it from the rest of Portugal. It is the result of a division of the former country wine area of the same name (Vinho Regional), by merging the three former IPR areas of Chaves (west), Planalto-Mirandês (east) and Valpaços (centre). The southern part was separated off, classified as the Duriense Country Wine Area and assigned to the Douro Port Wine Area. The wines in the area that do not meet the DOC regulations can be marketed as Vinho Regional...

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

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...

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