The Lisbon region has a long history in viticulture of Portugal, extending for about 40 km northwest of Lisbon, capital of Portugal.
It offers excellent conditions for the production of high quality wines, thanks to its temperate climate and also the great Atlantic influence to which it is subject.
Its vineyard area consists of the traditional Portuguese grape varieties and also the most famous international grape varieties, resulting in a great diversity of wines, which are known for their good quality / price ratio.
Born in the Lisbon area where the proximity to the Atlantic coast and the long hours of sunshine together with the topography predominantly per half hillside, have a direct impact on the quality of the wines produced by Adega Cooperativa de Azueira, CRL.
Its originally Jurassic and cretaceous soils gives origin to clay-limestone composition always recommended for the production of wines with good sugar content.
It is notorious a moist microclimate in November and December and relatively dry between June and September, so conducive to the development of the vineyard, giving origin to quite alive and aromatic wines. The fresh Atlantic breezes and long hours of sunshine are factors that combine to promote good production of grapes.
The main vineyards are framed by the Serra do Socorro, Serra da Malveira, Serra da Vila, Picanceira and Encarnação, located in the municipalities of Mafra and Torres Vedras.
TheRED WINES include mainly the following grape varieties:
- Aragonês – Tinta Roriz
- Touriga Nacional
- Alicante Bouschet
TheWHITE WINES include mainly the following grape varieties:
- Fernão Pires
- Seara Nova