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Red wine 2004 Castelão, Estremadura, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: New small oak
Registration number : #CSL-L-5160

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 29 June 2006

This is the largest wine-growing region in terms of wine production Portugal with a total of 60,000 hectares of vineyards (more than Austria total) extends immediately north of Lisbon along the Atlantic coast to the city of Leiria and is also known as Oeste (the west). It closes the areas Alcobaca (IPR), Alenquer (DOC), Arruda (DOC), Bucelas (DOC), Carcavelos (DOC), Cartaxo (DOC, part of it in the region Ribatejo ), Encostas de Aire (IPR, part of it in the region Beiras ) Lourinhã (DOC), Óbidos (DOC) and Torres VedrasTorres...

Castelão Francês The red grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Bastardo Castico, Bastardo Espanhol, Catelão, Castelão, Castellao Portugues, Castico, João de Periquita, João de Santarém, João de Santarém Tinto, João Santarém, Lariao Preto, Periquita, Piriquita, Piriquito and Trincadeira, The variety was first mentioned in 1531 by the ampelographer Rui Fernandes under the obviously misspelled name Catelão. José Maria had a significant share in the distribution Fonseca who founded a winery in Azeitão south of Lisbon in 1834 and reintroduced the variety here. The first vines were planted on a vineyard called "Periquita". The wine was so...

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