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Wine Info of Portugal


Appellations of Origin & Quality Standards
Appellations
Quality Standards
Quality Marks
Garrafeira - meaning the best of its kind. The wine must contain 0.5% more alcohol and must be aged 3 years: 2 years in wood and 1 year in bottle.
Lowest Standard Vinho de Mesa The Portugese Table Wine.
Second Standard Vinho Regional Same as a Vin de Pays of France.
Third Standard

IRP

Indicação de Proveniência Regulamentada

This is comparable to the French VDQS.
Second Highest Standard

VQPRD

Vinho de Qualidade Produzido em Região

Like a French VDQS Wine but with stricter rules.
Highest Standard

DOC

Denominaçâo de Origem Controlada

Like an Italian DOCG wine.
Main Wine Regions
DOC
Vinho Verde / Porto Douro (Port) / Dão / Bairrada / Bucelas / Colares / Carcavelos / Moscatel Setúbal / Lagos / Lagoa / Portimão / Tavira / Madère (Madeira)
IRP Chaves / Valpaços / Planalto-Mirandês / Varosa / Encostas da Nave / Lafões / Castelo Rodrigo / Pinhel / Cova da Beira / Encostas d'Aire / Tomar / Alcobaça / Portalegre / Chamusca / Santarém / Obidos / Almeirim / Cartaxo / Alenquer / Torres / Coruche / Arruda / Borba / Palmela / Redondo / Evora / Arrábida / Reguengos / Granja-Amareleja / Vidigueira / Moura
DOC & IRP Appellations
Vinhos Verdes / Dão / Bairrada / Moscatel Setúbal / Alentejo / Algarve / Bucelas / Colares / Estremadura / Douro / Ribatejo / Tras-Os-Montes / Carcavelos

Grape Varieties

Labels
Alvarinho / Arinto / Loureiro / Maria Gomes / Baga / Castelão Francês / Ramisco / Tinta Roriz / Touriga Nacional
Regulations governing Wine Labels
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Vintage
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
Authenticity Seal
Optional
Grape Variety
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
SO2 or Other Additives
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
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