Trás-os-Montes wine region “reborn”

in World · 26-07-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Trás-os-Montes wine region produces about three million bottles of certified wine and is one of the smallest in the country.

But now it is being rediscovered, attracting young producers, according to industry sources.

Francisco Pavão, president of the Trás-os-Montes Regional Wine Commission (CVRTM) said that this “region of contrast” extends from Montalegre (Vila Real) to the Mirandese plateau (Bragança) and has vineyards planted at 200 to 700 metres altitude.

Ana Alves highlights the “quality of wine grapes” as Trás-os-Montes´added value and explained that due to the climate, hot summers and cold winters, “there are fewer pests and diseases in the vineyard”.

The mayor of Valpaços, Amílcar Almeida said that in the municipality the wine represents a turnover of around €30 million per year. To encourage production and quality, the CVRTM holds a competition that this year had the participation of 109 wines.


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