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Lima

Sub-area of the Portuguese DOC area Vinho Verde; look there.

The Portuguese DOC area for red and white wines was already legally defined in 1908. The vast area covers 60,000 hectares of vineyards in the districts of Braga, postage and Viana do Castelo. It stretches 130 long and 70 kilometers wide in the northwest Portugal between the rivers Douro and the Minho forming the border with Spain. The entire area is also known as Vinho Regional (VR) for local wines Rios do Minho classified. The cool and with an average of 2000 mm rainfall a year very rainy climate is very much influenced by the nearby Atlantic. The area is divided into the six sub-areas Amarante, Basto, Braga, Lima, Moncáo (considered the best) and Penafiel, which differ by the cultivated grape varieties. The subzone is usually not listed on the bottle label. The vines are raised in a pergola-like...

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