Named after the river of the same name, with around 20,000 hectares of vineyards, it was classified as a DOC in 1990 and lies in the middle of the region Beiras
in the North Portugal
, The viticulture goes to the Greek antiquity
back. There are many strange cavities and depressions in the form of stone basins (Lagaretas), especially where there have been vineyards for centuries. Probably grapes were pressed in these plants. This typical process for Portugal, the grapes in the Lagares
To stomp (stone troughs), is still practiced to this day.
The area is surrounded on three sides by granite mountains and thus protected against the...