Alentejano PGI (Protected Geographical Indication)
The vast and differentiated Alentejo province is divided into three administrative districts: Portalegre, Evora and Beja which together make up the natural boundaries of Vinho Regional Alentejano (PGI).
Despite clear regional differences, despite the multiplicity of grape varieties in plantations, and despite the evident heterogeneity of soils that characterize the Alentejo, with disperse outcrops of clay, schist, granite, gravel and limestone, there are many common traits in wines from the great Alentejo plains.
Seductive and plentiful fruit, smoothness, full body, and above all enormous consistency harvests after harvest, courtesy of forces of nature suited to the production of wine.
Alentejano PGI Wine permits more liberal regulations and greater autonomy in choice of grape varieties, allowing the presence of non-Portuguese varieties in partnership with traditional Alentejo ones, permitted varieties and recommended varieties.
It embraces smaller producers whose vineyards may lie outside the eight denominated sub-regions as well as the well-known bigger producing companies.