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[Wine.]

Alvará, por que Vossa Magestade, attendendo a não terem os Vinhos Brancos do Alto Douro a mesma estimação, que tem os Vinhos Finas Tintos daquelle Territorio, e os Vinhos de Oeyras, Carcavellos, e Lavradio: Ha por bem, que a mesma differença da sua qualidade se faça tambem nos preços delles, para serem menores do que os que para elles se achavam antes establecidos . . .   (Dated 5 February 1772.)

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(Lisbon), Na Regia Officina Typografica (1772).

Description

Folio.  (2) ff.  Wrappers.   Tiny wormhole in inner margin not affecting text.

The edict establishes a minimum price at which white wines from the Douro vineyards could be sold, though if the grower was successful superior wines could fetch higher prices, and inferior and unsalable wines could be sold below the minimum figure.    Pombal decreed that the price of the finest white wine was to be 25 milreis, and the second grade 20 milreis;  at times of abundant harvests superior wines were to be sold for 20 milreis and lesser wines for 15 milreis.

Marquês de Pombal.  Catálogo Bibliográfico e iconográfico, 640.

 

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