Granja-Amareleja wine

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Granja-Amareleja is a Portuguese wine region centered on the town of Mourão 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-Granja-Amareleja.[1][2][3]

The combination of the region's schist-based soils and harsh climate has the potential to produce bold, full bodied, spicy red wines.[4]

Grapes[edit]

The principle grapes of the Granja-Amareleja region include Manteudo, Moreto, Periquita, Rabo de Ovelha, Roupeiro and Trincadeira.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Alentejo". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  2. ^ Jancis Robinson, ed. (2006). "Granja-Amareleja". Oxford Companion to Wine (Third ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 321. ISBN 0-19-860990-6. 
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ a b T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 332 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8