Português Inglês


This region’s main characteristics are the diversity of soils and the large wine farms with low production costs. This fertile region, formerly known for supplying the internal market and colonies in Africa, produces quality white and red wines at an extremely competitive price.

In Ribatejo people practice extensive agriculture: horticultural and fruit crops, rice, olive trees and vine fill the region’s wide plains. The river Tejo is omnipresent in the region’s landscape and is one of the elements responsible for the climate, the soil and, consequently, for the fertility of the region. The climate is Mediterranean, but the influence of the river makes the seasons mild.

The region’s legislation is not restricting, allowing the introduction of Portuguese and foreign grape varieties. Red DOC wines from Ribatejo are produced not only with the region’s traditional grape varieties (Trincadeira or Castelão), but also with other noble ones, such as Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The white grape variety most planted in the region is Fernão Pires, which is essential for the production of the region’s white wines. It is sometimes blended with other typical grape varieties, such as Arinto, Tália, Trincadeira das Pratas, Vital or the international Chardonnay.

Independently from being Regional or DOC, Ribatejo’s terroir is always noticed: very fruity whites with topical or floral aromas, and young, aromatic reds with soft tannins.

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