"The Dramatic Douro Valley, for long dedicated almost entirely to Port production, is now also a significant producer of robust, characterful red table wines" - JancisRobinson.com
1) The Douro is made up of 3 regions: the Baixo, Corgo, the Cima Corgo and the Douro Superior.
2) The Baixo Corgo is the smallest of the three but has the greatest concentration of vineyards.
3) The Douro is dominated by indigenous grape varieties - Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cao for the reds and Rabigato, Viosinho and Malvasia Fina for the whites.
Port, a Portuguese fortified wine, known locally as ‘Vinho do Porto’, is available as a dry, semi dry and white wine but it is typically a sweet red wine. Enjoy after dinner with blue vein cheese, such as Stilton.