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White wine 2015 Dão DOC Reserva Status, Beiras, Portugal

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content : 13%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #CAN-L083/120

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 23 May, 2018
The area named after the river of the same name, with around 20,000 hectares of vineyards, was classified as DOC in 1990 and is located in the middle of the Beiras region in the north of Portugal. The viticulture goes back to ancient Greece. Especially where vineyards have existed for centuries, one finds numerous strange hollows and depressions in the rocks in the form of stone basins (Lagaretas). Probably grapes were pressed in these installations. This typical Portuguese method of crushing the grapes in the Lagares (stone troughs) is still practised today

The area is framed on three sides by granite mountains and thus protected...

The white grape variety comes from Portugal. It is one of the numerous mostly unrelated varieties with the name part Malvasia (see there in detail). Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Boal de Graciosa, Terrantez do Pico(Azores, Portugal); Boal, Boal da Madeira(Madeira, Portugal); Arinto do Dão, Assario, Assario Branco, Boal Branco, Boal Cachudo, Boal Cachudo do Ribatejo, Cachudo, False Clairette, Galego, Lagrima Blanc, Malvasia Galega(Portugal); Gual(Canary Islands - Spain); Terrantez do Pico, Torrontés(Spain).

Especially the often used synonym Boal is the reason for frequent...

The white grape variety (also Salgueirinho) originates from Portugal. The early to medium ripening vine is moderately productive. It yields acidic, full-bodied white wines with significant aromas of paprika, roses, violets and lemons, and when aged, resin and hazelnut. These tend to oxidation. The variety is grown almost exclusively in the Dão area. The area under cultivation in 2010 was just under 300 hectares

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

Synonym for the vine varieties Cerceal Branco and Sercial (also Cerceal de Jaes); see there

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