The area named after the river of the same name with around 20,000 hectares of vineyards was classified as a DOC in 1990 and lies in the middle of the region Beiras
in the North Portugal
, Viticulture goes back to Greek antiquity
back. Especially where vineyards have existed for centuries, there are numerous strange hollows and hollows in the rock in the form of stone basins (Lagaretas). Grapes were probably pressed in these plants. This process, typical of Portugal, uses grapes in Lagares
Stomping (stone troughs) is still practiced today.
The area is framed on three sides by granite mountains and thus protected against the Atlantic....