Lisboa Portuguese Wine Region
Lisboa is not only the capital of Portugal, but also a portuguese wine region with a long history in national viticulture. The vineyard area consists of traditional Portuguese grape varieties and the most famous international grape varieties. A huge variety of wines is produced here, made possible by the diversity of reliefs and micro climates concentrated in small areas of the region.
Formerly known as Estremadura, is located northwest of Lisbon in an area of about 40 km.
The climate is temperate due to the Atlantic influence. Summers are cool and winters are mild. Whereas furthest from the sea is slightly cooler.
Good quality and price ratio describe the wines of this region. Common grape varieties for red wine are: Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Castelão, Tinta Miúda, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira, in addition to the contribution of international grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah.
The most popular white wines are: Arinto, Fernão Pires, Malvasia, Seara-Nova and Vital.
Lisbon portuguese wine region produces many high-quality wines exported all over the world. Spanning the Atlantic coast and stretching up to the mountains, the grapes adapt to the growing conditions of the region. For instance, the humid and cold region of Óbidos produces incredible sparkling wines, while the dry region of Alenquer produces full-bodied reds.
Considering the diversity and quality of wines from this region, in Lisbon, you will find the right choice to pair on the most diverse occasions.
Red wine for example, pairs with meat and cheeses. White and Rosé wines are excellent as an aperitif, but also good with fish and salads.
You will have plenty of choice, whether you choose to visit Lisbon or give us a call in London!
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