Region Of The Week: Douro

Recognized by UNESCO as a “World Heritage Site” for its beauty, Douro is covered in steep terraced vineyards that span across 24,000 hectares, while the Douro River carves out the valley below. Protected from the Atlantic’s influence because of how mountainous the region is, Douro’s climate is dry with cold winters and very hot summers. 

Douro Wine Region Map From The Greene Grape

While Douro is the birthplace of Port Wine, they also produce stunning dry red and white wines. Amongst their hundreds of indigenous varietals, the most prominent ones are Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Tinta Cão, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Gouveio, Malvasia Fino, Moscatel, Rabigato, and Viosinho. 

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Barão de Vilar Graça 28 Douro Reserva 2019

Herdade do Esporão Assobio Douro Red 2021

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