Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Alentejo, dop and vinho regional (known as Vinho Regional Alentejano) in southern portugal corresponding to the province of the same name.

dop wines must come from one (or more) of eight subregions: portalegre, borba, redondo, reguengos de Monsaraz, granja-amareleja, vidigueira, évora, and moura, which may appear on labels. Many good DOP producers prefer to label wines VR Alentejano, however, while some outside its DOP regions (notably in Beja) must be labelled VR Alentejano, despite their wines’ evident high quality.