The Douro was arguably the world's first modern wine region. In the sense that it was given over almost entirely to the vine on an organized and massive scale, with the express purpose that the wines would be then shipped and sold all over the world. In its 400+ year history, however, the Douro has never evolved as much as it is doing right now, with new and old producers racing to create world-class dry wines from vineyards that for centuries were only used for sweet and fortified wine production. This new generation of wine and winemakers are incredibly exciting, focusing on expressing the terroir and old vineyards of one of the world's most beautiful places, and are already making wines that can rival many of the world's best.
Niepoort, Douro Redoma Branco (2018)
Luis Seabra Douro Indie Cru 2017
Quinta dos Pocos Gran Reserva 2014