It was on the escarpments of the Douro river valley that the oldest wine designation of origin in the world was born, demarcated and legislated in 1756 by the direct influence of the Marquis of Pombal.
These escarpments, decorated with vineyards uniquely arranged on terraces and terraces, give the region a unique and unmistakable landscape, classified as a World Heritage Site in 2001 by Unesco. Although particularly difficult to work with, these soils, in addition to being excellent for the longevity of the vineyards, make it possible to obtain very concentrated and unique wines.
Climate | Continental Mediterranean
White grape varieties | Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Viosinho, Moscatel Galego
Red grape varieties | Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão