I start this text to launch one of our luxury products from our beautiful lands of Portugal, from Douro to Alentejo.
Portugal, besides being known for producing high quality products, is also known for the good wines recognized worldwide.
Traditionally it is served towards the end of the meal with cheese, as a dessert wine or as an after dinner drink although some styles, like white Port, can also be enjoyed as an aperitif. Many creative chefs also enjoy pairing Port wine with main dishes and it is one of the best wines to enjoy with chocolate or a fine cigar. Port is regarded as one of the most civilised and sociable of wines which will help to make any occasion special, whether a quiet evening by the fireside, an informal gathering of friends or a sophisticated formal meal.
Port wine is produced in the mountainous eastern reaches of the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful vineyard areas where wine has been made for at least two thousand years. In 1756 the Port wine vineyards of the Douro became the first vineyard area in the world to be legally demarcated. Like other great classic wines, Port owes its distinctive character to a unique association of climate, soil, grape variety and wine making tradition. The unique terroir of the Douro Valley and its remarkable wines cannot be replicated elsewhere. Source
Terroir of excellence, authenticity, tradition and character
The opposite location of both estates with different altitudes and, sun exposures, originate specific DOC Douro wines, and together they are a common complement of each other providing superior quality wines. Source
This huge, sun-drenched area, covering much of the southern half of Portugal, has in recent years become an important source of big, ripe, fruity, easy-drinking reds which often dominate the wine lists of Lisbon restaurants. Source
Willowy, watery meadows, flat, green farmland cut through by a wide, stately river – these are the classic images of the Tejo region. And indeed the region encompasses much of the course of the River Tagus (Tejo in Portuguese) as it flows down from the centre of Portugal into its gaping estuary, by Lisbon. But away from the river, the Tejo region rises into drier, hillier country, clad in olive groves and orchards, as well as vines. Source