SIGN UP LOG IN

The largest wine encyclopedia in the world

22.679 Keywords • 48.645 Synonyms • 5.293 Translations • 7.913 Pronunciations • 149.412 Cross-references

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Tras-os-Montes

DOC area in the northeast Portugal on the border to Spain, The name Trás-os-Montes means "behind the mountains" as it is enclosed in the west by high mountains that separate it from the rest of Portugal. It originated from a division of the former homonymous wine region (Vinho Regional), bringing together the three former IPR areas Chaves (west), Planalto-Mirandês (east) and Valpaços (center). The southern part was separated, as Landwein area Duriense classified and the port wine area Douro assigned. The non-DOC wines in the area can be called Vinho Regional transmontano be marketed. Due to the climatically extreme conditions (very hot and dry) and the prevailing shallow granite soils, viticulture is very difficult.

The vast area covers around 70,000 hectares, making it by far the largest in Portugal. The most important red wines are Bastardo ( Monvedro ) Cornifesto. Malvarisco, Mourisco Tinto ( Marufo ), Tinta Amarela ( Trincadeira Preta ) Tinta Carvalha, Tinta Roriz ( Tempranillo ) Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, The most important white varieties are Assario Branco ( Malvasia Fina ) Dorinto. Fernão Pires, Gouveio ( Godello ) Rabo de Ovelha, Códega ( Síria ) and Viosinho, In terms of quantity are rosé wines, which are also the basis for the Mateus and similar products. A special feature of the sub-area Chaves are the "Vinhos dos mortos" (Wines of the Dead) by Boticas. The name derives from the traditional custom of burying the bottles in the soil for aging. From the subregion Valpaços come heavy, alcohol-rich red wines.

World's largest wine knowledge database, made with by our author Norbert Tischelmayer.

About the Glossary

Calendar EVENTS NEAR YOU

Privacy Notice: ×

Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.