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In regards to wine law in Portugal what is the Traditional Portuguese equivalent to DOC that is registered with the EU?
DOP -
Denominacao de Origem Protegida.
In regards to wine law in Portugal what is the Traditional Portuguese equivalent to IGP that is registered with the EU?
Vinho Regional.
In Portugal what are the traditional terms used to describe quality wines?
Reserva and
Garrafeira.
What are the requirements of a 'Reserva' wine in Portugal?
Must be DOC.
Must be vintage.
Must have distinct organoleptic characteristics.
Alcoholic strength must exceed the legal minimum by at lease 0.5%
Must be in glass bottles
What are the requirements of a 'Garrafeira' wine in Portugal?
Must have geographical indication DOC and or IGP
Must be vintage.
Must have distinct organoleptic characteristics.
Reds must be aged a minimum of 30 months of which at least 12 of which is in glass bottle.
White and Rose - 12 months & 6 in bottle.
What is the single most important Climactic influence in Portugal?
The Atlantic Ocean,
What is the dominate climate type in Portugal?
Maritime with warm summers and cool wet winters.
Which parts of Portugal experience a continental climate?
Alentejo - hot and dry
Douro - hot but dryness is reduced by the Douro River and its tributaries.
Describe the climate of the Dao
Because of its altitude and surrounding mountains is hot in summer but quite wet in winter.
List the 5 most important red varietals in Portugal as discussed in WSET textbook
Touriga Nacional; Tinta Roriz (Aragones/Tempranillo); Castelao; Baga; Trincadeira.
List the 7 most important white varietals in Portugal as discussed in WSET textbook
Arinto; Trajadura; Loureiro; Alvarinho; Fernao; Pires; Antao Vaz.