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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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Espumante Branco Casa Ermelinda Freitas Bruto  Espumante Branco Casa Ermelinda Freitas Bruto

Type: Sparkling Wine

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Lighly fermented in stainless steel vats with temperature control at 16-18ºC. A second fermentation is carried out in the bottle using "méthode champenoise".

 
Leo D'Honor Grande Escolha (Sold Out) Leo D'Honor Grande Escolha (Sold Out)

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2009

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel vats with prolonged pelicular maceration for 4 weeks

Azul Portugal Palmela Tinto Azul Portugal Palmela Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature with extended skin contact

 
Dona Ermelinda Reserva Dona Ermelinda Reserva

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in inox vats, with controlled temperature followed by a pellicle maceration during 20 days

Dona Ermelinda Tinto Dona Ermelinda Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures and pelicular prolonged maceration

 
Quinta da Mimosa Quinta da Mimosa

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature, followed by long pelicular maceration

Dona Ermelinda Branco Dona Ermelinda Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2015

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature

 
Azul Portugal Palmela Branco Azul Portugal Palmela Branco

Type: White Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Vinification: Slight fermentation in stainless still vats at controlled temperature 16-18ºC

Pegos Claros Tinto Pegos Claros Tinto

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2012

Producer: Herdade Pegos Claros

Vinification: Manual harvest and transport in 25kg small boxes. Fermentation with tradicional foot treading in open “lagar”.

 
Pegos Claros Grande Escolha Pegos Claros Grande Escolha

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2013

Producer: Herdade Pegos Claros

Vinification: Manual harvest and transport in 20kg small boxes. Fermentation with traditional foot treading in open “lagar”

Pegos Claros Tinto Reserva Pegos Claros Tinto Reserva

Type: Red Wine

Year: 2014

Producer: Herdade Pegos Claros

Vinification: Manual harvest and transport in 20kg small boxes. Fermentation with traditional foot treading in open “lagar”.

 
Pegos Claros Blanc de Noirs Pegos Claros Blanc de Noirs

Type: White Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Herdade Pegos Claros

Vinification: Manual harvesting in small boxes of 25 Kg. Direct pressing of whole bunches with juice from first press. Aged on lees for 5 months. Bottled in February 2017.

Pegos Claros Rosé (Sold Out) Pegos Claros Rosé (Sold Out)

Type: Rosé Wine

Year: 2016

Producer: Herdade Pegos Claros

Vinification: Manual harvest and transport in 25kg small boxes. Fermentation at 17ºC in stainless steel tank.

 





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