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ortuguese wine is part of the ancient traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans.
It started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire. Modern exports developed with trade to England after a treaty in 1703.

Portugal has the oldest appellation system in the world, the Douro Valley. This region and Vinho Verde region, in the Northwest produces some of the world's finest, unique and highest value-added wines. Alentejo and Dão regions produces fruitful flavour wines, suitable for a casual wine drinker.

Portugal has two wine producing regions protected by UNESCO as World Heritage: the Douro Valley Wine Region (Douro Vinhateiro) and Pico Island Wine Region (Ilha do Pico Vinhateira).

Portugal has a large variety of native breeds (about 500), producing a very wide variety of different wines with distinctive personality. The Oxford Companion to Wine describes the country as having "a treasure trove of indigenous grape varieties." With the quality and uniqueness of its wines, the country is a sizable and growing player in wine production, being in the top 10, with 4% of the world market (2003). The country is considered a traditional wine grower with 8% of its continental land dedicated to vineyards. Only the highest mountain peaks are unable to support viticulture. Portugal produces some of the world's best wines, as reflected in its success in international competitions.

The type of grapes (castas) is as important as the type of soil and climate, creating the different Portuguese wine breeds, the Castas - grape varieties.
It produces distinctive wines from the Northern regions to Madeira Islands, passing by the Algarve and the Azores.

The particular breed of wines makes Portugal a country with distinctive personality in terms of wine growing. But this distinctiveness brings more difficulties than advantages, due that it would be easier to produce international wine varieties.



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Nostalgia 10 Barricas Alvarinho Nostalgia 10 Barricas Alvarinho

Type: White Wine

Year: 2015

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: This Alvarinho is produced from our oldest vineyard using traditional vinification techniques. It has fermented in 10 used French barriques to ensure further development in bottle for many years.

 
Nostalgia Alvarinho Nostalgia Alvarinho

Type: White Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: This wine is produced from old vines, using traditional vine training systems; winemaking techniques once used in earlier times: natural decanting, indigenous yeast, skin contact during fermentation and on lees until bottling

Toucas Alvarinho Toucas Alvarinho

Type: White Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: Destemmed, pneumatic pressing and extended maceration at controlled temperatures

 
Azul Portugal Vinho Verde Reserva Azul Portugal Vinho Verde Reserva

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: vertical pressing and 48 hours cold-soak and fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures

Maria Bonita Loureiro Maria Bonita Loureiro

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: The grapes are destemmed, followed by pneumatic pressing and extended maceration at controlled temperature.

 
Maria Papoila Alvarinho Maria Papoila Alvarinho

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: Destemmed, pneumatic pressing and extended maceration at controlled temperatures

Maria Papoila Loureiro/Alvarinho Escolha Maria Papoila Loureiro/Alvarinho Escolha

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: Destemmed, pneumatic pressing and extended maceration at controlled temperatures

 
Salsus Branco Salsus Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas

Vinification: Grapes are destemmed, followed by pneumatic pressing. Alchoolic fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature

Azul Portugal Vinho Verde Escolha Azul Portugal Vinho Verde Escolha

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Adega Cooperativa de Ponte da Barca

Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and pressed, followed by clarification and fermentation at controlled temperatures

 





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