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How to read a Portuguese Wine Label

The Portuguese wine regulating bodies require Portuguese wine labels to include the following information: country of origin, appellation of origin, quality standard classification (DOC, IPR, Vinho Regional or Vinho de Mesa), vintage, and name of the producer. The Herdade do Rocim’s 2008 ‘Olho de Mocho’ Reserva label above, indicates that the wine is a Vinho Regional, which means the wine is made from a Portuguese wine region that covers a large area of land. Vinho Regional wines offer a unique dynamic of flavors and complexities that are so distinctive to the Portuguese wine country.

Featured in our International Wine Club featuring wine from Herdade do Rocim.