Following yesterday’s article on the red grapes to watch in Port country, we turn our attention to the potential varieties for great white wine from the Douro.
Symington Family Estates is pinning its hopes on five lesser-known grapes for raising the quality of Port and table wine from the Douro. We consider their characteristics.
The aged tawny Port category has grown by more than €10 million in the past four years, despite the recessionary environment.
Cockburns has marked its bicentenary year by extending its Quinta dos Canais vineyard, planting the native Portuguese grape Alicante Bouschet for the first time.
Cockburn’s Port will be appearing in limited edition coloured tins in the UK from November as part of the brand’s bicentenary this year.
Could 2015 prove a vintage year for Port? Symington Family Estates has pointed to “potentially outstanding” quality as it prepares to start harvest next week.
With 25 years experience now under their belt, Douro DOC wine producers are branching out in some exciting directions and attracting influential attention.
Cockburn’s is set to release its 1977 vintage for the first time as part of work to restore the Port brand to its former glory.
Symington Family Estates has planted an experimental vineyard in the hottest part of the Douro to uncover which native grapes are best-suited to the extreme conditions of the Portuguese region.
Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro to capitalise on the “booming” tourist industry in Porto.
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