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1

where is the minho located?

in the northwest corner of portugal bordering spain

2

what is the dop in the minho?

vinho verde

3

what is the climate of the minho?

its cool, rainy and influenced by the atlantic

4

what can be a problem for growers in the minho?

grey rot because of the high humidity

5

enforcado

to trellis up trunks, poles and stakes
helping to lessen disease

6

is enforcado still used today?

old school
less than 10% of vines are planted in that style

7

what is the largest dop in portugal?

vinho verde
makes up a total of 15% of vineyards in the country

8

vinho verde vineyards stretch?

starting at just north of oporto
touching the border of spain/rias baixas

9

what are the soils in the minho?

shallow granite soils dominate

10

where are the steeper vineyards in the minho located?

a bit more inland near the mountains

11

most planted grape in vinho verde?

loureio

12

common white grapes in vinho verde

trajadura - treixadura
avesso
pederna - arinto
alvarinho

13

what are the subzones of vinho verde

- moncao & melgaco
- lima
- cavado
- ave
- basto
- sousa
- amarante
- paiva
- baiao

14

what sub would you find braga and barcelos?

cavado

15

what subzones of vinho verde touch the atlantic?

lima
cavado
ave

16

what is the eastern subzone of vinho verde?

basto

17

moncao is directly across the river from what region?

condado do tea in rias baixas, spain

18

moncao & melgaco must be bottled as what?

alvarinho

19

what is the only subzone that has a specification?

moncao & melgaco

20

teinturier name one in vinho verde

- a grape that has red skin and red flesh
- vinhao

21

red grapes in vinho verde?

- vinhao
- espadiero
- amaral
- borcal
- alvarelho - brancelho

22

minho abv

7.5% potential
8.5 % actual

23

vinho verde abv

8% across the board
9% subzone (except sousa)
10% espumante
11.5% alvarinho
vindima tardiva 14% actual 15% natural

24

what is the only region in portugal who's control board has its own quality system? what are the different levels

vinho verde
0-10
vinho verde - 5
escolha - 6
gran escholha - 7
reserva - 8

25

vinho verde espumante requirements

10% abv
9m on lees

26

what are the 5 major rivers that run through the minho?

rio minho
rio lima
rio cavado
rio ave
rio duoro

27

sparkling wine abv in beira interior

11% 9m on lees