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The southernmost region of Portugal is less because of the viticulture, but above all (besides Alentejo ) as an important area for the production of cork known. Wines were made in the 14th and 15th centuries England exported, but many vineyards were cleared in the 17th century in favor of oak forests. In 1980 it was classified as a DOC area. In the meantime, however, there has been a downgrade to Vinho Regional (VR) and an increase in previous IPR areas Lagoa. Lagos. Portimão and Tavira made as DOC areas. Predominantly alcohol-strong red wines from the autochthonous Varieties Bastardo ( Alfrocheiro ) Moreto do Alentejo. Negramoll and periquita ( Castelão Francês ) pressed. The main types of white wine are Arinto. Diagalves, Perrum ( Pedro Ximénez ) Rabo de Ovelha and Tamarez d'Algarve ( Síria ). The white wines are partly like a sherry produced.

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