Alcobaça wine

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Alcobaça is a Portuguese wine region centered on the town of Alcobaça in the Estremadura region. The region was initially an Indicação de Proveniencia Regulamentada (IPR) region, but in 2005, it became one of two subregions of the Encostas d'Aire DOC, which has Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC) status. Its name may still be indicated together with that of Encostas d'Aire, as Encostas d'Aire-Alcobaça.[1]

The region produces predominately white wines with lower alcohol levels then it neighboring wine regions on in Estremadura.[2]


The principal grapes of the Alcobaça region include Arinto, Baga, Fernao Pires, Malvasia, Periquita, Tamarez, Trincadeira and Vital.[2]

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  1. ^ Official Journal of the European Union C 187/1, 8.8.2009: List of quality wines produced in specified regions (reflects situation as of July 31, 2009)
  2. ^ a b T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 329 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8