By using this website you are complying with our cookie policy. For more information see our privacy and cookie policy

OK

Alentejo

12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Alentejo

Wine Region - Alentejo
Wine Region - Alentejo
Wine Region - Alentejo

Alentejo has inherited traditional vinification processes by the Romans where fermentation occurred in pottery amphoras but the major revolution in wine production came in the 1980’s and Alentejo became a DOC in 1988.

This arid region of rolling, wide-open landscapes is limited South by the Algarve and North by the banks of the Rivers Tejo and Sado. Nowadays the IGP Alentejo wines are of more relevance although the region is divided in 8 sub-regions (Portalegre, Borba, Évora, Redondo, Reguengos, Granja-Amareleja, Vidigueira and Moura).

The 3 more important Sierras of this immensity of plains are the S. Mamede, Ossa and Portel. On their foothills micro-climates are formed. In the absence of mountains the climate is basically Mediterranean and Continental influenced with very hot and dry Summers.

In these rolling landscapes there are a countless choice of soils. Choose Clay, granite, limestone or schist. However, these are not very fertile.

Wines from Alentejo