Organic viticulture in the Douro is not all that common. However, things may be changing. Two organic wines that have recently reached the marketplace are Symingtons Organic version of Altano, and Fonseca’s Terra Prima organic Port.
They’re both quite delicious. The organic Altano is a significant step up from the other Altano wines, with nice density, a bit of grippy structure and fresh plummy fruit. It’s not a heavy wine, but it has some stuffing, and tastes of the Douro, which is a good thing. It’s priced £9.99 from Majestic.
The Terra Prima is a really good Port, with lovely dense fruit. It’s high quality, with real purity to the sweet fruit and a bit of tannic structure. Well worth the asking price of around £16 – available in Waitrose.