The Alentejo region of Portugal is known for its rich, full-bodied red wines, although white and rosé wines are also produced. The region has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters.
The most commonly grown grape varieties in Alentejo include Aragonez (also known as Tempranillo), Trincadeira, and Alicante Bouschet for red wines, and Antão Vaz, Arinto, and Roupeiro for white wines.
The wines of Alentejo are typically aged in oak barrels, which gives them a distinctive flavor profile of vanilla, spice, and toast. Many of the region's wines are blends, although some single varietal wines are also produced.
Some of the most notable wine regions in Alentejo include Évora, Portalegre, and Redondo.