In 1992 defined DOC range for brandy (Aguardente) in the Portuguese region Estremadura, It lies on the Atlantic coast and covers the areas of Bombarral, Lourinhã, Óbidos (also DOC for wines), Peniche and Torres Vedras (also DOC for wines). For over 200 years, the brandy in the production (Spriten) of port wine used. Next Armagnac and cognac from France, this is the third wine-defined area for a brandy in the EU.
The white wine varieties Cerceal ( Sercial ) Fernão Pires, Malvasia Rei ( Palomino ) Marquinhas. Siria, Tália ( Trebbiano Toscano ), as well as the red wines Cabinda, Carignan ( mazuelo ), Periquita ( Castelão Francês ) and Tinta Miúda ( Graciano ). These are often traditionally trained in soil education. The distillation is done mostly in a continuous process, in which case the alcohol content must not exceed 72%. The brandy must mature for at least two years in oak or chestnut barrels (up to 800 liters in volume).