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Douro

(Portugal)

In recent years the number of fans of fortified wines has grown considerably. The Portugal, with particular reference to the wine-growing area near the Douro river, stands out for the production of one of the most particular and complex wines in the world, namely the Liqueur Harbor. Like all fortified wines, the Port is also subject to a specific oenological technique. In fact, generally during fermentation, a certain quantity of alcohol is added, just to determine the alcohol content and to complete the fortification. The valley of the Douro, destination of many tourists everywhere, is one of the most important wine growing areas in the world. This Mediterranean area stands out for its extraordinary beauty, for the unchanged plant techniques and dating back to Roman times. The valle del Douro is also the area where the first control and quality systems of the territory were introduced. The harvest, even today, is performed manually and the spontaneous fermentation is blocked through the described fortification process. For a period between 3 and 50 years, the Port is kept in the traditional pipas. There are several types of Port wine: white, rosé, tawny, pink and ruby. In addition, there are special categories, which differ essentially for the period of aging in the pipas. The Porto Vintage made from differently de-vegored grapes is particularly prized. Equally prestigious is the Porto Single Quinta, so called because it is produced exclusively with grapes that come from a single estate.

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Information about Douro

Region
Douro
Country
Portugal
History
Historic region of northern Portugal, located between the valleys of the Duero rivers (Portuguese Douro) and Ave, limited to E from the Marão mountains. Some monasteries of the interior, both Benedictine and Cistercian, had along the coast grange and deposits for the supply of salt and fish. The town of Vila do Conde developed around a Convent of Clarisse that in addition to land ownership had important interests related to the warehouses of the port. During the Middle Ages, Porto (the ancient Roman city of Cale, known until the 5th century with the name of Portucale), the main center of the region, became the second largest city in the country; donated in 1120 by Queen Teresa to the French bishop Ugo, it was secularized at the beginning of the century. 15 °, when the economic power of the city and the social weight of the inhabitants were already relevant. This happened thanks to the increasingly intense commercial relations with the regions of northern Europe and the Mediterranean, to the participation of the population at the decisive moments of the dynastic crisis of 1383-1385 and at the beginning of the Portuguese expansion on the African continent and in the Atlantic.
Typical products
Douro is known, above all, for the production of Porto, but also produces several red wines of great interest. Barca Velha, which got its name from the old boats of the Douro River, is a wine of considerable value, produced by the Ferreira company, which is famous for its Port. The grapes, for this wine, come from the vineyards of Quinta Do Vale de Meão, near the river Douro. Barca Velha, produced with 60% of Tinta Roriz (tempranillo) and Touriga Francesca, Tinta Amarella and Baroca tint, is produced only about three times every decade, and when the wine and Tinta Baroca, is produced only about three times each decennial, and when the wine reaches the desired quality, it is sold under the name Reserva Especial Ferreirinha ("the little Ferreira", the nickname of Donna Adelaide Ferreira, who ran the business for so many years).
Typical dishes
The Portuguese cuisine is very rich and varied and every area of ​​the country has its typical dish. Being on the Atlantic coast leads to specializing above all in gastronomic products that the sea offers. Although, in a typical Portuguese menu you can not miss a very important dish: soup. The most typical soup is the "green heat", a green colored soup born in the Minho region. To be appreciated also the "cozido à portuguesa", the national dish, similar to the Irish "beef and cabbage".

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Producer Valdouro
Type Red fortified wine dessert wine
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Tempranillo, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela
Alcohol: 20.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Valdouro
Type Red fortified wine dessert wine
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca
Alcohol: 19.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Fonseca
Type Red fortified wine dessert wine
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Alcohol: 20.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Castelinho
Type Red still
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Francesa, 30% Tinta Roriz
Alcohol: 14.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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€ 21.19
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Producer Castelinho
Type Red still
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Alcohol: 13.50% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Quinta da Romaneira
Type Red fortified wine dessert wine
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Alcohol: 19.50% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Raposeira
Type White classic method sparkling wine brut
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Malvasia bianca
Alcohol: 13.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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€ 17.60
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Producer Ramos Pinto
Type Red still
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: 39% Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Alcohol: 14.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Ramos Pinto
Type Red fortified wine dessert wine
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca
Alcohol: 19.50% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Wiese & Krohn
Type Red fortified wine
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Alcohol: 19.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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€ 15.18
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Producer Quinta da Pousada
Type White still
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: 100% Arinto/Pederna
Alcohol: 12.50% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Wiese & Krohn
Type Red fortified wine dessert wine
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Alcohol: 19.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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€ 15.40
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Producer Quinta De La Rosa
Type White fortified wine medium sweet
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Malvasia, Rabigato
Alcohol: 20.00% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Luis Seabra
Type White still
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: 100% Rabigato
Alcohol: 12.50% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Quinta da Pousada
Type White still
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: Albarino, Arinto/Pederna
Alcohol: 11.50% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Producer Raposeira
Type White classic method sparkling wine brut
Region: Douro
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Bianco
Alcohol: 13.50% by volume
Size: 0,75 l Standard
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Price € 11.87
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