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The region in Portugal lies between the capital Lisbon in the north, the border to Spain in the east, the region Algarve in the south and the Atlantic in the west. The eight sub-areas are within the area defined as DOC with 20,000 hectares of vineyards Borba. Évora. Granja-Amareleja. Moura. Portalegre. Redondo. Reguengos and Vidigueira, These were previously declared as separate DOC areas (which still appears on older labels), but are now optionally listed as a sub-area next to the Alentejo DOC area. The entire region is also known as the IGP (formerly VR) for AlentajanoVins classified.
The winegrowing in this area was already by the Phoenicians founded long before the turn of the times. The coming Romans called the newly conquered province Lusitania and brought their wine-making knowledge and With. After the Roman rule, viticulture then lived a shadowy existence for many centuries. Until the end of the 1970s, Alentejo was not known for the wine, but mainly for the huge wheat fields (hence the "bread basket of Portugal"), for the numerous olive trees and for the cork oak forests scattered in the wheat fields. More than half of world production cork comes from Portugal and most of it comes from Alentejo.
There are some huge wineries here with several hundred hectares of vineyards. Well-known producers are Cartuxa, Cortes de Cima, Herdade de Mouchão, Herdade do Esporão, João Portugal Ramos (Marqués de Borba, Vila Santa), José da Sousa (heard Fonseca ) and Quinta do Carmo (belongs to "Domaines Barons de Rothschild ").