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Quinta das Carrafouchas 2008 Lisboa Red

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Tasting note for Quinta das Carrafouchas 2008 red regional Lisboa

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Surprise #Lisbon has great #Wine One of my fav red wines of the year - try the 2009 too! 

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Lisboa: living up at last to its white wine potential

Lisboa: living up at last to its white wine potential | Wine Liquid Lisbon | Scoop.it

The region encompasses the long strip of Atlantic coastline between the Tagus estuary in the south to Beira in the north.  Inland, it stretches to the borders of the Tejo region.

With its temperate maritime (Atlantic) climate and Jurassic pockets of limestone and clay, this productive region (according to the IVV, Portugal’s largest wine production and vine area) undoubtedly has potential.

Yet outside Arinto-focused DOC Bucelas, only a handful of producers, notably Monte D’Oiro and Quinta de Chocapalha, have successfully harnessed it. 

Mary H Goudie's insight:

This year I have fallen in love with this Portuguese #Lisbon #wine region. Quinta da Chocapalha, Quinta da Carrafouchas & Quinta da Murta are firm favorites. 

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