It was on the slopes of the Douro river valley that the oldest Designation of Origin of wine in the world was conceived, demarcated and legislated in 1756 under the direct influence of the Marquis of Pombal. These slopes, dotted with vineyards uniquely arranged in terraces and platforms, give the region a unique and unmistakable landscape, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001. Although particularly difficult to work with, these soils, in addition to being excellent for the longevity of the vines, allow highly concentrated, unique wines to be obtained.
Soil | Schist
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.