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Wine

Symington Estates to uncover Douro’s best grapes

zin1953 | Jun 22, 2015 07:00 AM

"Symington Family Estates has planted an experimental vineyard in the hottest part of the Douro to uncover which native grapes are best-suited to the extreme conditions of the Portuguese region.

"The new plot covers 2.25 hectares in the Douro Superior and contains 53 different vitis vinifera varieties – 29 red and 24 white – which were planted just over one year ago. The majority are indigenous grapes, but also included are a range of international varieties." (article continues)

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It is both exciting to see this experiment, and sad to see it includes "international varieties" -- IMHO, of course.

Symington Estates to uncover Douro’s best grapes

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