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Located in the central west of Portugal (until the 2008 vintage it was called Terras do Sado), this region is defined under this name as an IGP area (country wines). The area was already classified as a quality wine-growing region in 1907, second only to the Port wine region. It is named after the Península Setúbal peninsula immediately adjacent to the capital Lisbon. The large area encompasses the peninsula, but extends another 60 kilometres south along the Atlantic coast to the mouth of the Sado River. The river flows through the east of the area and, along with the Atlantic Ocean, exerts a great influence through cool and very humid air currents. The Mediterranean climate is characterised by hot, dry summers and rainy winters. Only on the peninsula are the two DOC areas Palmela and Setúbal.

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