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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 Dăo 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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Samora Tinto Samora Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, crushing, fermentation temperature control with maceration in Stainless steel, pneumatic pressing, malolactic fermentation

 
Herdade de Catapereiro Escolha Branco Herdade de Catapereiro Escolha Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2015

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, must chilling, pneumatic pressing, cold settling, fermentation temperature control with selected yeast inoculation, fining, cold stabilisation and filtration

Herdade de Catapereiro Escolha Tinto Herdade de Catapereiro Escolha Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2015

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, crushing, fermentation temperature controlled with maceration in stainless steel tanks, pneumatic pressing, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank

 
Herdade de Catapereiro Branco Herdade de Catapereiro Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, must chilling, pneumatic pressing, cold settling, fermentation at controlled temperatures with selected yeast innoculation, fining, cold stabilization and filtration

Herdade de Catapereiro Rosé Herdade de Catapereiro Rosé

Type: Rosé Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, skin maceration, must chilling, pneumatic pressing, fermentation temperature control with selected yeast inoculation, fining, cold stabilisation and filtration

 
Herdade de Catapereiro Tinto Herdade de Catapereiro Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, crushing, fermentation with long maceration in Argelian Anforas, pneumatic pressing, malolactic fermentation

Samora Branco Samora Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, must chilling, pneumatic pressing, cold settling, fermentation temperature control with selected yeast inoculation, fining, cold stabilisation and filtration

 
Samora Rosé Samora Rosé

Type: Rosé Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Destemming, skin maceration, must chilling, pneumatic pressing, fermentation temperature control with selected yeast inoculation, fining, cold stabilisation and filtration






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