Discover the splendour of the Algarve wine region

Discover the splendour of the Algarve wine region

Today we are going to give you a short introduction to the  Algarve as a wine producing region.  Normally when we think of The Algarve a few places come to mind smooth sandy beaches, golf course with carpets of emerald green grass, luxury Alvor Villas, and apartments to rent in Lagos.   Exquisite wine, of course, served in relaxing restaurants accompanied by some great fish dish.   What is not recognised is these superb wines are often produced from vines grown a mile from your villas in Albufeira, or your holiday rental in Lagos.

Spanish wine grapes
wine grapes

Wine Regions

 

ADEGA DI CANTOR 

This Vineyard is located a few kilometres northwest of Albufeira.  It’s very well known because it’s owned by Sir Cliff Richard.   It produces fresh white wines, though many the wines of the Algarve is usually red.

Generally, the wines are produced by a small number of cooperatives.   Nowadays like Adega Di Cantor, the production is now widespread to individuals.  The Algarve wines are known to be of high alcohol content because of the warm climate, if your Algarve Villa is close to these regions perhaps you can pay a visit to the yards and see how the process takes place. You could learn one or two things.   You ll certainly get a chance to sample some of the wine.

Quinta de Miradoura
Quinta de Miradoura

Popular Grape 

The Vitis Vinifera Vine flourishes well here in the Algarve climate; the climate is best suited for the vines long-term need since wine is produced now and then.  The bright sunshine, the warm fresh air, the cool sea breeze is ideal for grapes that are producing wines, of a high quality.  When you’re enjoying your stay in Holiday rental in Albufeira of Villa in Vilamoura you should be aware that the sublime wine your drinking is produced nearby.

GROWTH:

The Algarve is famous for it hours of sunshine.  It so happens this climatic condition quickens the vine growing season, it enables the grapes to attain a certain juicy capacity.  The grapes are able to get the sugary taste as they continue to ripen so by the time the season ends the grapes have attained the needed sugar content. The soils here in the Algarve vary in content, some have limestone, sandstones and more sandy stones especially those along the coastline.  This is beneficial for the vineyards. It’s a good a place to rent your Algarve villa if you are the kind of person that loves the sandy beaches.

Alentejo red wine
Alentejo red wine

The grapes that are commonly used are Arinto, Malyasia, Siria, Chardonnay Viognier and Alvarinho the named category is mainly used to produce white wines.  Castelao, Negra Mole, Tourga, Nacional and Trincadeira is mostly used for red wines which is most common in the Algarve region. If you are really into wine and perhaps visiting the Algarve, choose a Villa in Lagos, or in the East Algarve an apartment in Tavira that is close to the vineyards.  It will give you the opportunity to learn more about how wine is produced, and the history behind the wines.

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