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Nicknamed the prince of Portuguese wines, Bucelas produces the most famous dry white of the country, using the Arinto grape variety that was cultivated and developed by the Romans more than 2000 years ago.
It was, in fact, the only white in Portugal for many centuries, it was also the wine of the discoveries (because it stays for much longer), therapy of kings and heady of the British royal court
The sailors of the caravel S. Gabriel celebrated with wine of Bucelas their return to Portugal, after the discovery of the maritime route to India.
In Shakespeare's time, Bucelas became popular in England, especially in court. Designated "Charneco", due to the name that is given to the zone of Bucelas, is mentioned by Shakespeare in the second part of the piece Henry VI, published in 1594.
The Duke of Wellington, in the time he spent in Portugal because of the peninsular war, remained largely in Bucelas, from where it became customary to send wine to King George III, which he used daily in a medicinal form.
The property of Quinta da Murta, located in the hills of the small demarcated region of Bucelas, is surrounded by one of the main Roman roads that crossed Portugal and very close to the last fortification, Anglo-Portuguese against Napoleon's troops.
Murta is the most sacred aromatic plant in Judeo-Christian culture. It is also the Venus of all berries, the Greek goddess of beauty.