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Porto

The Porto wine region covers over 250,000 hectares in Northeast Portugal within the Douro River basin. Only fortified wines from grapes grown and produced in the demarcated region can be called Port. The fortified wine is produced under specific, traditional methods of fermentation, adding grape brandy, ageing and storage. Situated along the Douro River and its tributaries, Porto’s soil is schistose with some granite around the edges. The region is protected from humid Atlantic winds by the Marão and Montemuro mountain barriers, resulting in cold winters and hot, dry summers.

  • Region

    44,005 hectaresgrowing area3 sub-regions
  • Production

    8.7 million cases produced (2013)7.5 million cases exported (2013)€365.4 million in total sales (2013)
  • People

    25,668 growers39,000 farmers
  • Primary Grape Varietals

    BastardoMourisco TintoTouriga FrancescaTinta AmarelaTinta BarrocaTinta CaoTinta RorizTouriga NacionalDonzelinhio BrancoGouveioMalvasia FinaRabigatoViosinho

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