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Beiras

Region in the north Portugal with the three landscapes Beira Alta, Beira Baxa and Beira Litoral. The area also classified as Vinho Regional (VR) extends from the border Spain in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Viticulture has an ancient tradition here, the order of the early Middle Ages Benedictine and Cistercian in the numerous monasteries used. Within the large area are the areas Bairrada. Beira Interior. dão, Encostas da Aire (IPR, a small part of which is located in the region Estremadura ) Lafões and Távora-Varosa, It will be especially autochthonous Cultivars cultivated (the grape variety levels are listed in the respective areas). Much of the production is made up of white wines, which are known as base wines to serve for sparkling wine production. In Taoruca lies the oldest and largest Portuguese sparkling wine cellar Caves Murganheira. Other well-known producers are Entre Serras, Kemper Julia and Quinta da Foz do Arouce.

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