Alenquer DOC

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Alenquer is a Portuguese wine region centered on the town of Alenquer in the Lisboa wine region. The region is designated as Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC)[1] after it was promoted from its former Indicação de Proveniencia Regulamentada (IPR) status. Located in a valley in the district of Lisboa, wine grapes are able to ripen easily and produce full bodied red wines that have a spicy, peppery aroma. The white wines tend to be dry with a creamy mouthfeel.[2]


The principal grapes of the Alenquer region include Arinto, Camarate, Fernao Pires, Graciano, Jampal, Mortagua, Periquita, Preto Martinho and Vital.[2]

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  1. ^ ViniPortugal: Wine Regions, accessed on January 24, 2010
  2. ^ a b T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 329 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8