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Interior Edge

BEIRA INTERIOR

It is located in the northern interior of Portugal and is distinguished by its high altitude vineyards. The wines are influenced by the mountain, surrounded by the Estrela, Marofa and Malcata mountains, and by the altitude varying between 400 and 700 meters. The soils are mostly granitic in origin, the rest being essentially schist in origin.

CLIMATE

The region’s climate is very harsh, with negative temperatures in winter and very hot and dry summers. This combination of factors results in white wines of great aromatic exuberance and a lot of freshness, and in the reds, wines with complex aromas of wild fruits and spices, combined with a remarkable freshness.

GRAPE VARITIES

Syria, Fonte Cal.

Main red varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Rufete.

sub regions

01: Pinhel
02: Castelo Rodrigo
03: Cova da Beira

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Courtesy of Wines of Portugal