Douro Wines

Authenticity from one of the most amazing landscapes in the world

It is impossible not to associate the Douro Wine Region with Port wines, great gems of the winemaking world, but luckily for us, there is more going on in the Douro than just fortified wines. There are also white, red and rosé wines made here. These wines start life in one of the most impressive landscapes in the world, through heroic viticulture that offers all the character and authenticity of the Portuguese vineyard. Wines that undoubtedly have enormous potential that is yet to be discovered.

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Quinta Do Crasto Superior 2018

A full-bodied, fresh and elegant red

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

Quinta Do Crasto Superior 2018
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Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado Blanco 2020

An honest wine that encapsulates the Douro Valley landscape

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

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Duas Quintas Blanco 2019

A white wine from high up vineyards

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Duas Quintas Blanco 2019
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Cedro do Noval 2017

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

Cedro do Noval 2017
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Quinta Do Crasto Tinto 2019

A fresh and intense Douro red wine

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

Quinta Do Crasto Tinto 2019
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Luis Seabra Xisto Ilimitado 2018

A Portuguese take on Burgundy table wine: elegant, complex and accessible

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

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Niepoort Dry White

White port macerated with the skins with long aging in barrels

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Niepoort Dry White
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Duas Quintas Tinto 2018

Complexity and character, the essence of the Duero

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

Duas Quintas Tinto 2018
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Niepoort White

Barrel-aged white Port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Niepoort White
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Eremitas Antão do Deserto 2018

Noble Ribagato in its purest expression

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

Eremitas Antão do Deserto 2018
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Noval LBV Port 2015

A unique, harmonic and vibrant vintage port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Noval LBV Port 2015
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Graham's LBV 2015

An excellent fortified wine from an exceptional year

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Niepoort LBV 2016

Konzentrierter, fruchtiger und würziger Port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Niepoort Vertente 2018

Duoro red that balances power and elegance

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

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Eremitas Amón de Kélia 2018

A white made in the image of a terroir

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

Eremitas Amón de Kélia 2018
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Quinta do Noval Touriga Nacional 2014

The Douro Valley in its purest form

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

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Eremitas Antão do Deserto 2017

Noble Ribagato in its purest expression

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

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Eremitas Paulo de Tebas 2018

Richness and authenticity

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

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Eremitas Amón de Kélia 2019

A white made in the image of a terroir

Portugal   DOC Douro (Douro)

Eremitas Amón de Kélia 2019
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Graham's 30 Year Old Tawny Port

The magnificent expression of wine, wood and time in harmony

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Burmester Ruby Port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Noval Tawny Port

Silkiness and balance, a classic Port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Noval Tawny Port
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Noval Fine Ruby port

A bright and lively Port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Noval Fine Ruby port
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Burmester Tawny Port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Niepoort Ruby Dum

A pleasant and fruity short-aged port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Ramos Pinto Porto Tawny

Harmonic bouquet

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Ramos Pinto Porto Ruby

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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Niepoort Vintage 2015

Fresh, balanced and structured port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Niepoort Vintage 2015
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Niepoort 20 Years Old

Complex, structured and delicious long-aging port

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Niepoort 20 Years Old
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Niepoort 10 Years Old Tawny

Port with a complex and balanced minimum aging of years

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

Niepoort 10 Years Old Tawny
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Niepoort Tawny Dee

A subtle and balanced port with a pleasant character

Portugal   Porto (Douro)

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History of wine in Douro

Wine has been produced in the Alto Douro Wine Region for more than two thousand years. During Roman times, vines were already cultivated on those extraordinary steep slopes with the Douro River (Douro) passing through. At one point, everything here involved struggle and violence, which has thankfully calmed down and changed over the years.

Douro was the first wine region to be demarcated and regulated in 1756 thanks to the Marquis of Pombal, which is a historical milestone for oenology and viticulture worldwide.

The area gained international fame thanks to the extraordinary Port wines, but the Douro is not limited to the production of fortified wines. This Portuguese region is now one of the most renowned denominations of origin in the country thanks to the high quality of its still wines.

The Douro also has one of the most amazing landscapes in the world. So much so that the Alto Douro was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world where you can experience the grandeur of a living, evolving, cultural landscape and enjoy its breathtaking beauty.

Douro grape varieties

It is common knowledge that Portugal is one of the countries with the most native grape varieties, at around 500. The Douro region is one of the richest in local varieties that grow together in old vineyards but are usually separated in modern plots. These varieties include: Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Cão, used especially in the production of Port wines.

The most common white varieties include: Arinto, Codega, Rabigato, Gouveio, Malvasía, Viosinho and Moscatel.

People have also started planting, especially in the upper Duoro Valley, varieties such as the red Cabernet Sauvignon and the white Sauvignon Blanc as well as Gewürztraminer.

Location, climate and soils

The Douro Wine Region is located in the northeast of Portugal and is surrounded by the Marão and Montemuro mountain ranges. It extends along the course of the Douro River through 13 municipalities, a route that stretches from the border with Spain to just beyond the city of Oporto, a total of 250 thousand hectares with about 40 thousand hectares of vineyards, two thirds of which are planted on the steep slopes that run along the course of the river and some of its tributaries.

The climate is temperate, with harsh winters, very hot summers and moderate rainfall.

The plots are mainly composed of schist soils but there is also some granitic material.

Viticulture in the Douro Wine Region is truly heroic. It is quite a sight to see the vineyards descending from the top of the mountains to the valleys that form the banks of the Douro River.

Classification and regions

The Douro is rich in microclimates due to its rugged terrain, and this is why the region is divided into three sub-regions:

Baixo Corgo, which is the coolest, rainiest and most fertile sub-region, thanks to the influence of the Serra do Marão.

Cima Corgo, the region at the heart of the Douro and home to many of the vineyards growing grapes to make Port wines, because grapes from this area develop a higher concentration of sugar.

Douro Superior, which is the largest and least rugged region of the Douro, where the climate is warmer and drier.

These three regions produce quality white, red and rosé wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines and liqueurs.

The best red wines produced in the Douro Valley are usually fruity and balanced in body, with aromas of fortified Port wines, accompanied by firm tannins and fresh acidity. On the other hand, their white wines, which start life in high altitude vineyards, are very fresh due to their sharp acidity that is balanced with the fruit.

As with the viticulture of fortified Port wines, the work required to grow vines in the Douro Valley is costly, but the care taken over harvesting in extreme situations, sorting and treating the fruit results in great quality wines.

In the Douro Wine Region there are two denominations of origin and one protected geographical indication: DOP Douro and DOP Porto and IGP Duriense.

Port wine should get a special mention, because it is an icon of the winemaking world and Portugal’s national treasure, known for its great variety of styles, high persistence of aromas, a wide range of intensities and sweetness, its high alcohol content and extraordinary longevity. These wines are, without doubt, gems of the winemaking world with 50% of vineyards in the Douro Wine Region dedicated to their production.

The other vineyards are used to produce high quality wines. In recent decades Portugal’s still wines have become more important and are increasingly well-known and sought after around the world.

Some outstanding wineries

Niepoort

A family winery with over 150 years of history. Five generations have worked to ensure that their excellent quality still and fortified wines are known throughout the world and they have succeeded! The winery is run by Dirk Niepoort, a well-known personality in the winemaking world and who has managed to demonstrate that Portugal is not just home to fortified wine. Niepoort, as well as producing great Port wines, is the creator of white and red wines that are a benchmark in his country, wines with inimitable personality and style.

Luís Seabra

This winery is named after its creator, a Portuguese winemaker who trained with Dirk Niepoort after 12 years working at the Niepoort winery. Luís Seabra was undoubtedly a good student, especially when it comes to making still wines that he creates in his own style. Reds and whites that honestly express the true face of the vineyard and Portuguese varieties. Authentic, refined and surprising wines that are worth trying.