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The Douro wine odyssey continues… in the Financial Times

The Douro wine odyssey continues… in the Financial Times | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Tom Harrow continues his description of Vintage Wine Travel in the Douro in the Financial Times' 'How To Spend It' magazine: "WineChap toasts the terroir with characterful viticulturists, oenologists and wine growers"....

(image: detail from 'The New Illustrated Map of the Douro' )
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Quinta do Vale do Meão

Quinta do Vale do Meão | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Quinta do Vale Meão produces some the greatest fine wines in the Douro valley. Owned by the direct descendents of Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira the estate is situated in the 'Douro Superior' close to Pocinho and the Spanish frontier. The vast Vale Meão estate is home to the original vines and stone adega (image above) where Portugal's first great still wine, 'Barca Velha', was produced. Vito Olazabal is the patriarch of the family and son Xito an award winning winemaker. Website oficial da Quinta do Vale Meão. Quinta do Vale Meão official website.

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The Douro Boys Come to London Town

The Douro Boys Come to London Town | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
Ok, so they're not quite "boys" any more, but with age comes experience and this wine producing elite have established the worldwide reputation of Portuguese wines.
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