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Welcome to Alentasia

Your Online Marketplace for Portuguese Fine Wines and Food

Alentasia – your online marketplace to outstanding Portuguese Food and Wines. We pride ourselves in carefully selecting and tasting all of our gourmet produce to ensure our customers receive the best quality products available. Our aim is to bring you the experience of Portugal through an array of exceptional food and wines. Portugal – Europe’s best kept secret is now here in Asia!

“Challenges your senses now!”

“We have the simplest taste; we only drink the best!” Oliver Wilde.

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Wine Regions

Portuguese wine regions are grouped into three levels of classification.

  • Denominação de Origem Controlada (or DOCs) are Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions (QWpsr) under the European Union wine regulations and thus correspond roughly to the French Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) and Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) classifications.
  • Indicação de Proveniencia Regulamentada (IPRs), and are also QWpsr. IPRs are used for DOC candidates “in training”, and this level roughly corresponds to the French Vin Délimité de Qualité Superieure (VDQS) system.
  • Vinho Regional (VRs) are table wines with a geographical indication under EU regulations. VRs each cover a larger area and are similar to the French Vin de pays at regional/departmental level.

As of 2009, Portugal has 26 DOCs for wine, 4 IPRs and 11 VRs.



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