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Douro, Portugal

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Region Profile

Douro, Portugal

In the rugged terrain of Portugal's Douro Valley, natural winemaking is gaining traction, offering a fresh perspective on the region's renowned Port wines. Traditionally known for its fortified wines, the Douro Valley is now home to a burgeoning natural wine movement that champions sustainability and minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar. Here, steep terraced vineyards overlooking the winding Douro River are often farmed organically or biodynamically, allowing the region's indigenous grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz to flourish in harmony with nature. Natural winemakers in the Douro focus on expressing the unique terroir of their vineyards, resulting in wines that are vibrant, expressive, and reflective of the region's rugged beauty. From elegant reds with rich fruit flavors and structured tannins to crisp, mineral-driven whites, Douro's natural wines capture the essence of this historic wine region while embracing a modern ethos of sustainability and authenticity.

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Natural Wine from Portugal

In Portugal, the natural wine movement is gaining momentum, as winemakers across the country embrace sustainable practices and minimal intervention techniques to craft wines of exceptional character and purity. From the historic vineyards of the Douro Valley to the sun-drenched slopes of Alentejo and the rugged coastline of the Azores, Portugal's winemakers are tapping into the country's rich viticultural heritage and diverse terroir. By prioritizing organic and biodynamic farming methods and allowing fermentation to occur spontaneously with native yeasts, these vintners produce wines that reflect the unique flavors and aromas of Portugal's indigenous grape varieties. With a focus on authenticity and a deep respect for tradition, Portugal's natural wine producers are carving out a distinct identity in the global wine market, offering a taste of the country's rich cultural heritage and commitment to sustainable winemaking practices.