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Algarve

The southernmost region of Portugal is less because of viticulture, but above all (next to Alentejo ) as an important area for the production of cork known. In the 14th and 15th centuries, although wines were after England However, many vineyards were cleared in the 17th century in favor of oak forests. In 1980, a classification was made to the DOC area. Meanwhile, however, a downgrading to Vinho Regional (VR) and an increase in previous IPR areas has been noted Lagoa. Lagos. Portimão and Tavira made as DOC areas. Mainly high-alcoholic red wines from the autochthonous Varieties Bastardo ( Alfrocheiro ) Moreto do Alentejo. Negramoll and Periquita ( Castelão Francês ) pressed. The most important white wines are Arinto. Diagalves, Perrum Pedro Ximénez ) Rabo de Ovelha and Tamarez d'Algarve ( Síria ). The white wines are partly in the way of one sherry produced.

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