Alentejo is the largest wine region in Portugal and the source of a wealth of good quality wines from a multitude of different grape varieties. Red wines dominate in this sun scorched region, particularly from Touriga Nacional and Allicante Bouchet, but there are are also plenty of examples of respectable whites produced too.
Covering vineyards planted in the area north and west of the capital Lisbon, the Lisboa wine region includes nine DOC wines. There’s plenty of wine produced here, often from large co-operatives. Key white grapes are Arinto and Fernão Pires, while the red Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Castelão, Tinta Miúda, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira dominate.