The Grape Varieties

There are several grape verities that contribute to the specificity of our wines: Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro, Castelão, Moreto, Alicante Bouschet (red grape varieties) and Perrum, Roupeiro, Manteúdo, Arinto e Antão Vaz (white grape varieties), however, this last one is the most distinctive variety of the wine-growing sub-region of Vidigueira, giving the region its recognition. Until recently, Antão Vaz old vineyards were not found outside Vidigueira, this being an autochthonous grape variety kept by the producers of the region and originating an unique wine. The origin of the name Antão Vaz is not known for sure, but curiously this was the name of Luís Vaz de Camões’ grandfather, the poet who celebrated the discoveries and the discovery of the sea route to India.

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