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Wine Regions

01: Encostas de Aire
02: Lourinhã
03: Óbidos
04: Torres Vedras
05: Alenquer
06: Arruda
07: Colares
08: Carcavelos
09: Bucelas
Description of Lisboa Region
The rolling hills that stretch along the Atlantic coast north of Lisbon are home to some of the most productive and heterogeneous areas in Portugal.

The vines located near the coast suffer from a strong and decisive Atlantic influence, while the vines located inland, protected from maritime influence by the different mountain systems, benefit from a transitional Mediterranean climate.

The wines from coastal areas have very low alcoholic concentrations, with a lightness comparable to the wines from Minho. The soils are divided between clayey-calcareous and sandy-clayey areas.

Lisboa wine region is made up of nine denominations of origin, grouped into three characteristic geographical clusters. To the south, very close to Lisbon, are the appellations of Bucelas, Colares and Carcavelos. In the centre of the region are Alenquer, Arruda, Lourinhã, Óbidos and Torres Vedras, while in the north is Encostas d'Aire.

Bucelas Wine

This wine was extremely popular during the French Invasions (1808-1810). Wellington was very fond of Bucelas wine and transported it to England in order to offer it to George III of England.

Lisbon Hock

In the second half of the 16th century, Bucelas wine was already known in England. The English called it "Lisbon Hock".

Carcavelos Wine

Wellington's troops drank this wine frequently and took this habit to England. Thus, Carcavelos wine was exported to England in large quantities and for several years.

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