Vinho VerdeThe region is demarcated since 1908 and is located in the extreme North of Portugal, bounded north by the Minho river, spreading along the Atlantic coast to the city of Porto, and south up to the shores of Vouga river.
The brand image of this region is the variety Alvarinho. The flagrant typicality and originality result essentially of the peculiarities of the autochthonous varieties of the region and the way they are cultivated. From all these factors results a naturally light, clean, refreshing and aromatic wine, different from any other in the world.
Natural issues, microclimates, wine types, vine varieties and ways to cultivate them, led to the division of the Demarcated Region of the Green Wine in nine sub-regions: Amarante, Ave, Baião, Basto, Cávado, Lima, Monção e Melgaço, Paiva and Sousa.
The dominant white varieties are Alvarinho, Arinto (Pedernã), Azal, Loureiro, Avesso and Trajadura, while in the red varieties the dominant are Borraçal, Espadeiro, Brancelho e Vinhão.
Since 1999 the region produces sparkling wines of great quality and shows itself as one the most promising places for the production of top sparkling wines.
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