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Description to VR Tejo
Wine-growing area in the centre of Portugal northeast of Lisbon. Until 2009 it was called Ribatejo. It is the only inland area between in the west and Alentejo in the east. The fertile alluvial soils near the river are mainly used to grow vegetables, fruit and rice. The area is therefore also known as the "Garden of Lisbon". For a long time, the river Tagus, which strongly shapes the landscape, was the traditional main supply route for bringing products from the interior to the port city of Lisbon. The huge area covers a total of 25,000 hectares on both banks of the river that gave its name to the region, which is classified as an IGP area (Land Wines) under the name of the Tagus (formerly Ribatejana).
The best quality areas for viticulture are located further away from the river bed in the hinterland on barren, sandy soils with granite and slate subsoil. Around 2,500 hectares are classified as the Do Tejo DOC area (until 2009 it was called Ribatejo). Since the DOC classification in 2000 (still under the old designation) there has been a qualitative upswing. This is divided into six sub-areas: Almeirim, Cartaxo (part of which is also in Extremadura), Chamusca, Coruche, Santarém and Tomar. The climate is characterised by hot and dry summers. In winter, some areas require artificial irrigation.