Côdega de Larinho, Fernão Pires, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Síria, Viosinho
Bastardo, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Gorda, Marufo and Trincadeira
In the Northeast, the culture of the vine is as old as the country's identity
In the winegrowing region of Trás-os-Montes, vines have been growing for centuries and date back at least to the Roman occupation, which can be proved by the wine presses excavated in the rock that have been found there. In this region of high altitude and continental climate, with very hot summers and very cold winters, the granite or schist soils give rise to a unique wine entitled to a Denomination of Origin that is spread over three sub-regions: Chaves, Valpaços and Planalto Mirandês.
In a historical coincidence, the thermal waters of Chaves, Vidago and Pedras Salgadas were also explored by the Romans and are still recognised for their properties. The water from the region has certainly contributed to the quality of the wine.
In the landscape of Trás-os-Montes region, the Alvão and Montesinho Natural Parks are ideal for outdoor activities and are surprising for their preserved villages and rich natural and immaterial heritage. In Bragança, the city’s medieval heritage is a must-see, as is the surprising contemporary art centre dedicated to the painter Graça Morais. Among the millenary traditions of the region, the highlight is the Carnival of the Village of Podence which UNESCO classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, an ancient celebration of the cold winter months which is still preserved.
There is nothing like the wines of the Planalto Mirandês to exalt the traditional flavours of the meat dishes that will certainly be part of the gastronomic experience in this region.
In Miranda do Douro, on the edge of the International Douro Natural Park, you can discover Mirandese, the second official Portuguese language, and the dances of the pauliteiros, of Celtic origin.
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