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The most important grape varieties
The small DOC area (formerly Bucellas) for white wine is north of Lisbon in the Portuguese region of Estremadura . It covers around 200 hectares of vineyards. The historic white wine is mostly from the native variety Arinto pressed, supplemented by Esgana CÃ£o. The acid-stressed and storable wine was by William Shakespeare praised (1544-1616) and in his play Henry VI. as "Charneco" mentioned (after a village). At that time it was the wine from the area as the "king of Portuguese white wines." The Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) learned as a young officer in the wine Peninsularkrieg (1809), and be afterwards made him immensely popular in England. Due to the similar taste riesling he was there, "Portuguese Hock called "(Portuguese Rhine wine) and found a very good sales. But this reputation was lost and there was a long time only a single producer. Today it is again produced by several, for example, Quinta da Romeira.