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

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez and Alfrocheiro

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $17   From: $15   To: $32

Price History for Quinta das Arcas Tapada de Villar Tinto Reserva, Alentejo, Portugal
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Grape Variety

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 ...more

  • Alentejo is a well known, highly respected wine region in eastern Portugal. This hot, dry area is best known for its red wines, the best of which are sold under the and Alentejo DOC (Denominacao de Origem Controlada) title. These wines are typically 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 ...more

  • Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution in the past couple of decades, updating its winemaking technologies, styles and attitudes. This archetypal Old World country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (Port and Madeira) and tart, light ...more

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