It is all about the altitude! It would seem unlikely on the face of it that a valley as hot as the Douro could produce the fresh and elegant white wines that they do. However with vineyards as high as 3,000 feet and often north facing the fierce strength of the sun is alleviated and turned to an advantage, with early ripening and picking of healthy grapes with good levels of acidity.
Each time we visit this spectacular valley we are ever more impressed by the quality and increasing individuality of the white wines. The growers have been struggling to meet demand and we often found the wines we liked had sold out!
Below is the list of wines released that are currently available to buy: