Located near Beja, vineyards in Alentejo are of continental climate with an evident Mediterranean influence. Despite the greatly varied soil in some areas, the low elevated soils of clay and shale together with cooler temperatures at night ensure all the right conditions for the production of good quality grapes that give complexity and freshness to the wine.
Best known for its red wines, the star grapes of the region are Alfrocheiro, Alicante-Bouschet, Castelão and Trincadeira that reveal rich tannins and structure. The whites made from Antão Vaz, Arinto, alvarinho and Roupeiro also show precious acidity and tropical fruit flavors.
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