A Trip to Portugal | November 27 - December 3
NOVEMBER 27- DECEMBER 3
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The Wines of Alentejo
Alentejo is where Portugal’s climate finally escapes the Atlantic influence, and the scenery changes to broad, undulating plains that experience baking hot summers and cold winters more typical of continental weather systems. Only in the north east, close to the border with Spain, does the landscape become more mountainous, and the air becomes cooler and the countryside greener. Even if the Alentejo is not yet a well-known wine destination, its rich and fruity red wines are the darlings of Lisbon cafés and restaurants and can be found on wine lists across the country. In fact, more than 40% of the wines drunk in Portugal come from the Alentejo. Aragonez (Spanish Tempranillo) is the most widely-planted red grape, while the Alicante Bouschet is the inky, strong backbone of many red blends! Other interesting varieties are: Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Castelão and Trincadeira; while Moreto, Tinta Caiada and Tinta Grossa provide characterful bulk to some blends. However, many of the new generation Alentejo reds incorporate international grapes such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. In their rich, concentrated flavour, it is possible to see and taste the effect of the intense sunshine common to this part of southern Europe. Great white wines are more difficult to produce in this hot climate, but there are, nonetheless, some very good ones - especially those wines which showcase the Antão Vaz, the star white grape of the region. At their best, these white wines offer good acidity and tropical fruit flavours, but only given the right location and appropriate skills in the vineyards and cellar.
5 Star Hotel M’AR De AR Aqueduto
Saturday, December 3rd - Wednesday, December 7th
Join Us on An Optional/Additional 4-Day Excursion!
Optional Extension (and Additional) - Not Yet Priced (but coming soon)
SATURDAY 3rd December to WEDNESDAY 7th December - Proposed Porto/Douro VIP Extension. Join us on a 4-Day excursion, we visit both Porto and The Douro; expect exceptional Port Wine experiences, taste superb vintages, private Douro cruise with wine in an old English Navel Tender, a magical experience. Stay in Luxury accommodations with transportation, appointments, and some free time to shop, rest, spa, or whatever you choose.