Douro Valley, Portugal
You thought since I had an extra day off I didn’t need to get away…mistake!! These posts and pics are coming to you every week until I’m posting live from another country, FYI
The principal grape varieties of the Douro region include the black grapes Bastardo, Mourisco Tinto, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz (the same as Spain’s Tempranillo), Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional, and the white grapes Donzelinho Branco, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, and Viosinho.
The style of wines produced in the Douro range from light, Bordeaux style claret to rich Burgundian style wines aged in new oak.