The Algarve and vines
Is it in the extreme south of Portugal between the Spanish border and the Atlantic Ocean , with a subtropical climate and mainly sandy soil.
In antiquity, the Algarve is now occupied by Cynetes , whose people it may be linguistically and ethnically origin of Iberian and Celtiberian
The Phoenicians established trading ports along the coast, around 1000 BC . BC The Carthaginians founded Portus Hanibalis today Portimão , about the year 550 BC. J. -C
It is a summer tourist regions of the largest in Portugal and Europe, thanks to its beaches and historical heritage
Located in the extreme southwest of Europe, it is bordered to the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean , it shares its eastern border with the Spanish Andalusia, which it is separated by the river Guadiana ; north , it borders the region of Alentejo, is it and crossed by several rivers.
The region also hosts the Ria Formosa , a set of lagoons and islands formed during the earthquake of 1755, over a length of 110 km , where it is possible to observe hundreds of species of birds
The terrain of the region is characterized by smooth hills intersected by valleys. Is the highest point Pico da Foia , located 902 meters above sea level in the Serra de Monchique.
The main areas are mountainous Serra do Monchique Serra de Espinhaço the Cão and the Serra do Caldeirão
Marine Algarve coast is about 155 km long, with 50 from the tip of Cape St. Vincent, the highest point in the southwest of Europe. The coast is characterized by its open in the limestone , particularly around Lagos caves.
The average annual temperature is higher and the Iberian Peninsula
The vineyard soil
that covers the region of the Algarve. is located on the southern coast of Portugal , a tourist area , with very few wines are exported.
The planting is based Arinto , Baga, Castelão , Fernão Pires, Rabo de Ovelha , Tinta amarela , Trincadeira das Pratas , Ugni blanc and Vital.
Its white wines with low acidity , which they and delicate and easily drink an aperitif
Red wines themselves are velvety and soft with less body and acidity
Besides its region vinhos (VR) , the Algarve has four major regions of the designations : Lagos , Portimão, Lagoa and Tavira.