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