The designation "Douro" was recognized as origin wine-growing
denomination, reserved to tipycal local use wines, white or
red, produced in the delimited region of Porto-wine, if they
satisfy certain conditions.
wines with right to origin denomination can be put into bottles
only after a development of at least 9 months (white) and
18 months (red).
Douro region is set on an upper place between the delimited
regions, Thanks to some exceptional wines like Barca Velha,
esteemed as the best portuguese red wine.Rather known, too,
are the Quinta do Côtto, Quinta da Pacheca, Duas Quintas,
Caves Velhas, Caves Aliança.
also produces some of the best sparkling-wines.
Oenophilist Fraternity from Douro Delimited Region is watching
over the prestige of this wine produced in such a famous zone
of the country.