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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Vidigueira, dop subregion of the alentejo in southern Portugal which marks the dividing point of the upper (Alto) and typically lower, hotter (Baixo) parts of the region. Vidigueira’s relative proximity to the coast and cold air descending from the Serra de Portel escarpment tempers the heat, hence the region’s tradition of making white wine from antão vaz , upheld by the large co-operative. However, attracted by the scope for producing balanced reds, most other producers are now focused on red wine.