Travel Tuesday

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 BastardoMourisco TintoTinta AmarelaTinta BarrocaTinta CaoTinta Roriz (the same as Spain’s Tempranillo), Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional, and the white grapes Donzelinho BrancoGouveioMalvasia FinaRabigato, 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.

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