Which grape varieties are grown in the Douro and what kind of wine will we taste?
18 May 2017

Traditional Portuguese grape varieties grown in the unique Douro terroir are for reds: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz; and for whites: Gouveio, Rabigato and Viosinho. However, there are dozens more lesser known indigenous varietals and this is one of the features that makes Douro wines so special. We will taste Douro DOC non-fortified or table wines, including reds, whites and rosés, and Port wines. Recent innovations in Douro winemaking have tended to focus on lighter red wine styles than those made traditionally, and exciting new whites.