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Vintage Port : back to the future

Vintage Port : back to the future | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
There are few notable events in life that demand a symbolic purchase. Those looking for a wine with genuine aging potential one should look no further than vintage port.
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Major Port Houses Declare 2011 Vintage | Wine Spectator

Major Port Houses Declare 2011 Vintage | Wine Spectator | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

The Douro Valley's top Port houses are declaring the 2011 vintage, making it the first generalized declaration for Vintage Port since the classic 2007 vintage. Even though 2011 was regarded as a difficult growing season in the Douro Valley, Port producers were smiling by the end of harvest. A rainy winter at the start of 2011 proved beneficial, providing deep water reserves for a long, dry spring and early summer. May and June, however, brought alarming hailstorms. “I was at the quinta during the hailstorms, and they brought tears to my eyes,” said António Agrellos, chief winemaker of Quinta do Noval. (image: António Agrellos - Quinta do Noval)

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