Península de Setúbal

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Península de Setúbal, vinho regional in southern portugal (called Terras do Sado until 2009) encompassing the setúbal Peninsula between the Tagus and Sado estuaries and, to the south, the Troia Peninsula and a 60 km stretch of the Alentejo Litoral (see portugal map). The warm, maritime climate is particularly well suited to winemaking. In the 19th century, the north-facing slopes around the village of Azeitão were planted with a number of different Moscatel (muscat) varieties for sweet, fortified Setúbal but, since this wine’s decline in popularity, other varieties have largely taken their place.