Douro Wine

This region, named for the river, is best known for its reds that are specially selected to go into Port. However, excellent still wines have also emerged from this region. It runs from the Spanish-Portugal border up along the Douro to the town of Porto. Production dates back to Roman times, when monks planted vines on the steep slopes.

The turning point in its history came in 1703 with the Treaty of Methuen (Methwen) when England and Portugal worked out a discounted exchange rate for wine to England and textiles to Portugal. English wine importers then began to classify Port and the area was divided into three sections: 
 
*Baixo Corgo, the coolest and wettest, with the fewest grapes grown specifically for Port.
*Cima Corgo, the higher region surrounding the town of Pinhao. This is the heart and soul of the Douro and the main Port quintas are situated here. This is where most of the higher quality tawny, late bottle vintage and vintage Ports are produced. 
*Douro Superior, the Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Douro View all

  • Roriz

    The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as T...

  • Touriga Nacional

    History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grape...

  • Tinta Barroca

  • Touriga Franca

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Touriga Franca (or Touriga Francesa) is one of the major grape varieties used t...

Subregions of Douro

  • Porto

    Porto (or Oporto, or Port) is Portugal’s second largest city, located at the mouth of the Douro...

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  • Manoel D. Pocas Junior Vinhos

    The success attained with the Coroa D'ouro and our rising expertise in the production of Douro wi...

  • Churchill Graham

    Churchill’s – the First Independent British Port Shipper in over 70 years. Extracted from the ...

  • Calèm

    Porto Cálem is one of the highest awareness Port Wine brands, among more than 40 others. Almost a...

  • Barros Almeida & Ca Vinhos

    Barros Porto is recognized and appreciated all over the world. A great deal of its high awareness...

  • CARM - Casa Agrícola Roboredo Madeira

    The Winery - CARM built a new winery in 2004. It was an important step towards producing top qual...

  • Adriano Ramos Pinto Vinhos

    Young artist, who frequented the artistic centre of Oporto, founded the company in 1880 at the ag...

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Douro on Snooth

  • Porto Cruz Pink Douro

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    Wine review by Ariggs


  • Quinta Do Portal Porto Reserve 27 Grapes NV

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    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Quinta Do Portal Porto Reserve 27 Grapes NV

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    Had this as a comparison to the Reserve 29 Grapes. Smoother, a bit more balanced, but less Earthy. Another one for an every day Ruby Port drinker. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Quinta Do Portal Porto Reserve 29 Grapes

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    Had a tasting of this with dinner last night at Trombino's Bistro Italiano. A pretty basic NV Ruby Port, but nevertheless enjoyable. Starts off sweet with a bit of earth. As it sits, becomes smoother and more earthy. Good every day drinker. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Cockburn Late Bottled Vintage 2009

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    Beautiful legs and a warming ruby/burgundy color with perhaps small notes of tawny brown hiding in the background. Aromas that are quite boozy upon opening the bottle but eventually settle into jammy raisin fruits, slight tones of licorice and cherry/blackberry darkness. Flavors that are of plum, raisin, licorice and a medley of ripe dark frui... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Quinta Do Crasto Douro 2013

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    A nice medium red in the glass. Blackberry, plum, dark cherry fruit hit the nose lead the way to chocolate, spice, earth and a unique citrus mixing with mild tannins and acidity. Good food wine. Paul 88 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Quinta Do Crasto Douro 2013

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    Wine review by baileyshell


  • Porca de Murca Douro 2013

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    A dark ruby in the glass. Blackberry and plum fruit with a touch of oak lead to very medium bodied wine without much expression. The finish is nothing much. Paul 83 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Porca de Murca Douro 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by baileyshell


  • Quinta Do Castro Superior Douro 2013

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    Dark ruby in the glass with a very small separation ring. Aromas of blackberries spice, dark chocolate, anise are covered with a puff of smoke with every swirl. The body is medium to full with smoke going away and is replaced by an accent note cinnamon. Well balanced tannins and acidity leave a medium long aftertaste. Well done - hold or drink -... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


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