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.
Planting international grapes in the Douro would be “pure nonsense”, according to Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats.
The conditions required for making great Port are the same as those needed for creating the region’s best table wines too, according to Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats.
Graham’s is offering people the chance to pre-purchase vintage Port in the year of its harvest in order to meet demand for birth and wedding gifts.
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