The Vinho Verde region has a predominance of vegetation, typical of a very humid region. Green wines are characterized as being light wines, with low alcohol content, and digestive properties. This region of Vinho Verde / Minho is one of the largest Portuguese wine growing regions. In its limitation to the north are the Rio Minho and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. In its interior we find a great predominance of mountain ranges, the highest being Serra da Peneda. Its soils are granitic and shallow. Presenting a very high acidity, low level of phosphorus, having consequently low fertility. This climate is characterized by sea breezes, with mild temperatures throughout the year. The region was defined in nine sub-regions: Monção, Lima, Basto, Cávado, Ave, Amarante, Baião, Sousa and Paiva. Each with a different form of production. White grape varieties stand out: Alvarinho, Loureiro, Arinto, Trajadura, inside out, azal, batoca. As red grape varieties stand out: Amaral, Borraçal, Alvarelhão, Espadeiro, Padeiro, Pedral and Vinhão.