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Quinta das Arcas Tapada de Villar Tinto Reserva, Alentejo, Portugal

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez and Alfrocheiro

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $17

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result Extra Description
Challenge International du Vin 2013 Gold  
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013 Silver Quinta das Arcas
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Bronze  
International Wine Challenge 2013 Commended  
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Price History for 2010 Quinta das Arcas Tapada de Villar Tinto Reserva, Alentejo, Portugal
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Alicante Bouschet – Aragonez is a common red wine blend used in southern Portugal, particularly in the Alentejo region.

Alicante Bouschet is widely planted in Portugal, Spain (where it is known as Garnacha Tintorera) and southern France. It is a crossing of Petit Bouschet and Grenache, bred in 1866 by French viticulturist Henri Bouschet, after whom it is named.

When the time came to replant after the phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th Century, Alicante Bous ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Alentejo wine region

    Alentejo is a well known, highly respected wine region and DOC (Denominacao de Origem Controlada) in eastern Portugal. This hot, dry area is best known for its red wines, typical examples of which are made from Aragonez (Tempranillo), Castelao, Trincadeira or a rich, ripe, jammy blend of the three. Although famously diverse in its portfolio of wine grapes (navigating the many names and their synonyms is a challenge), Alentejo has not been sluggish to adopt such globally popular varieties as Syrah and ... more

  • Portugal wine region

    Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution in the past couple of decades. This archetypal Old World country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (port and madeira) and tart, light whites (vinho verde), but is now stealing headlines the world over for its new wave of rich, ripe, dry red wines. While it would be simplistic to brand thes ... more

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