Caves São João
Winery Wines

Red wine Irmaos Unidos, Vinho de Mesa, Portugal

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #CSJ-L-56611

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 18 June 2012

In ancient times, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans brought vines to the Iberian Peninsula. Under the long Moorish rule from the 8th to the 12th century, wine growing stagnated, but did not come to a standstill despite the ban on alcohol. As in many other countries, the Cistercians had a decisive influence on viticulture, founding more than 100 monasteries in the 12th century. King Dinis (1279-1325) promoted agriculture and viticulture on such a large scale that the proceeds were used to build a merchant fleet, thus creating the basis for the rise to world power. He was therefore given the nickname "Rei lavrador" (King of the peasants)....

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