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Vértice

Vértice

Espumante On our search for Portuguese sparkling wine (Espumante) we found ourselves on the motorway heading up into the interior past Vila Real in the northern hinterland of the Douro. I had read an account of a producer in the Douro area and was keen to find out...
Roll out the barrel…

Roll out the barrel…

During my visits to the cool dark cavernous wine cellars of the Douro and Dao I often find myself wandering between rows of wooden barrels. Most of these barrels are around the 500 litre size we are accustomed to but now and again there are some truly gigantic barrels...