Evora wine

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Evora is a Portuguese wine region centered around the town of Évora in the Alentejo region. The region was initially a separate Indicação de Proveniencia Regulamentada (IPR) region, but in 2003, it became one of eight subregions of the Alentejo DOC, which has the higher Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC) status. Its name may still be indicated together with that of Alentejo, as Alentejo-Évora.[1][2][3]

The region is known for its creamy, full bodied red wines.[4]

Grapes[edit]

The principle grapes of the Evora region include Aragonez, Arinto, Periquita, Rabo de Ovelha, Roupeiro, Tamarez, Tinta Caida and Trincadeira.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Alentejo". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  2. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Évora". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third Edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 263. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  3. ^ List of quality wines produced in specified regions – Official Journal of the European Union C 187/1, 8.8.2009 (reflects situation as of July 31, 2009)
  4. ^ a b T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 331 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8