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Photographs from Portuguese vineyards
The Alentejo region, part 1

A gallery of pictures from the Alentejo, a large wine region in the south of Portugal. These pictures are from Malhadinha Nova, a dynamic new wine estate set to take its place among the region's best. Click on thumbnails for a larger image. (All pictures Jamie Goode and must not be reproduced without permission.) 

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The people: Luis Duarte (consultant winemaker) and Rita and Joao Soares
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Straw mulch being trialled under the vine rows
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The famous black pigs, used to make pata negra ham
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The small open fermenters
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Stunning new gravity fed winery
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Schistous soils
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