The Algarve region exhibits distinct variations in its Mediterranean climate, with the Sotavento coast located to the east of Faro being warmer and heavily influenced by the Mediterranean, while the Barlavento coast located to the west of Faro is cooler, wetter, and more temperate.
The soils in the region are diverse, comprising predominantly of sandy, clayey, limestone, sandstone, and litholithic areas, with some schistose zones found on the mountain slopes.
Algarve is subdivided into four appellations of origin, namely Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa, and Tavira. The region is protected from the hot, dry northern winds by the mountain range and receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, making it a promising area for development in Portugal.
The primary white grape varieties grown in the region are Arinto, Malvasia Fina, Manteúdo, and Síria, while the red varieties include Castelão and Negra Mole.
Images and descriptions courtesy of Wines of Portugal
Offerings from Algarve DOC
|Morgado Do Quintao Clarete/Negra Mole
|Morgado Do Quintao Palhete 750ML
|Morgado Do Quintao White 750ML
|Villa Alvor Alicante Bouschet 750ML
|Villa Alvor Moscatel Galego Roxo 750ML
|Villa Alvor Sauvignon Blanc 750ML