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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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Tyto Alba Merlot Tyto Alba Merlot

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in small "lagars"

 
Tyto Alba Tinto Tyto Alba Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in small "lagars"

1836 Grande Reserva Tinto 1836 Grande Reserva Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2015

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in small "lagars".

 
Tyto Alba Touriga Nacional Tyto Alba Touriga Nacional

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2015

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in small "lagars"

1836 Espumante Branco 1836 Espumante Branco

Type: Sparkling Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification:

 
Azul Portugal Do Tejo Tinto Azul Portugal Do Tejo Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed followed by fermentation at controlled temperatures. Pneumatic pressing, malolactic fermentation and storage in stainless steel vats

Tyto alba Castelăo Tyto alba Castelăo

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: The wine was fermented with indigenous yeasts and maceration for 3 days Fermentation took place in stainless steel

 
1836 Grande Reserva Branco 1836 Grande Reserva Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Manual harvest; the grapes are desteemed followed by static clarification. Fermented and aged “on lees” in French oak barrels for 8 months

Tyto Alba Branco Tyto Alba Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Fermented and aged with battonage for 3 months in French oak barrels

 
Tyto alba Moscatel Galego Tyto alba Moscatel Galego

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in stainless steel, where it stayed on fine lees for 6 months

Tyto alba Rosé Tyto alba Rosé

Type: Rosé Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Made from Touriga Nacional and Merlot, this wine fermented and aged with battonage for 3 months in used French oak barrels

 
Tyto alba Sauvignon Blanc Tyto alba Sauvignon Blanc

Type: White Wine

Year: 2017

Producer: Companhia das Lezírias

Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 14şC and aged on lees during 6 months






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