More pictures from the Douro

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More pictures from the Douro

Quinta dos Canais

Just back from the Douro, on a trip visiting the Symington family’s properties. It’s always good to be in the Douro, and especially so at harvest time. It hasn’t been the easiest of growing seasons, but good weather over the last few weeks coupled with good weather over the next few (which is vital in this region) should lead to a really good vintage. The first grapes were coming in as I visited and they looked very healthy, and had excellent analytical parameters.

Touriga Francisca at Quinta de Roriz
Quinta da Cavadinha, in the Pinhao Valley
An old Port pipe in the Graham's lodge, Gaia
Rack and return in process
Schist, the soil of the Douro
Quinta dos Canais
Touriga Nacional at Quinta de Roriz
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