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Vintage Port Back On The Map

Vintage Port Back On The Map | The Douro Index |

Jancis Robinson says: "Could 2011 be the vintage to put vintage port back on the fine wine map? I do hope so. I have never been as excited by the launch of a clutch of vintage ports. The quality of the best examples, of which there are many, is outstanding".

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Cockburn's: Quinta dos Canais

Cockburn's: Quinta dos Canais | The Douro Index |

The view across Cockburn's great Quinta dos Canais in the Douro valley. In the remote Upper Douro Valley, the magnificent 261 hectare (642 acre) Quinta dos Canais vineyard produces some of the Douro’s finest wines and has formed the mainstay of Cockburn’s Vintage Ports for nearly a century.

“Canais” is the Portuguese word for water channels. The quinta’s name derives from the unique system of granite water channels that were built in the 19th century to bring the water from the ‘Sibio’ waterfall, that cascades down the steep hillside on the western part of the estate, to the vineyard’s houses and orchards.

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