An unique terroir!
north-eastern Portugal, in the Douro River basin, surrounded by mountains that
give it particular ecological and climatic characteristics, the Demarcated
Douro Region was the first region in the world to be demarcated and regulated,
in 1756, under the auspices of the Marquis of Pombal. It is in this region that
one of the "classic" wines is produced - Port wine.
It covers a total area of around 250 000 hectares, divided into three naturally distinct sub-regions - Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. It is characterised by schistose soil slopes and a Mediterranean climate, with very cold winters and very hot, dry summers. These conditions are very favourable to the full ripening of grapes and, consequently, to the production of excellent quality wines.
It is in this unique terroir that Douro Wines' vineyards are located!
"The 8 hectares of vines at Quinta de Remostias are planted on schistose soil slopes, facing south and west..." and consist of vines planted in the 1990s, arranged on terraces, mostly in single-file with double-stranded trellises and only one grape variety on each plot.