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2009 DFJ Vinhos Vega, Douro, Portugal

NV   2009   2011
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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $10

Search Rank 8893 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 8893rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 17843rd

Score: 89.
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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90/100  
88/100 (13 notes from 8 users )  
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Price History for 2009 DFJ Vinhos Vega, Douro, Portugal
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Grape Variety: Port Blend Red

Red Port is blended together using a number of grape varieties. The precise identity of these, and the proportion each represents in the final blend, may not be known even to the winemaker. For some growers in the Douro region of Portugal, the ambiguity over what is in their fortified wines is not an attempt to protect some proprietary secret, but rather a matter of reality: they simply don’t know for sure what they have growing in their vineyards.

Because Portugal's wine industry has adopted regulation and legally enforced controls in the past few decades, tradition still has a strong influence on how wines are made and vineyards are managed. Tradition, here, means co-planted varieties and field blends (wines made from whatever combination of varieties happens to occur in the source vineyard). So, while the ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Douro wine region

    The Douro region of northern Portugal is the home of Port. It takes its name from the Douro river, which flows east to west from the Spanish border to Oporto, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Though Douro is best known for its fortified wines, total production here is fairly evenly split between port and table (non-fortified) wines.

    The area divides into three sub-regions, each expressing different aspects of Douro’s hot continental climate. Starting at the Spanish border is the arid Douro Superior. This emerging sub-region is covered in terraced vineyards and takes up about 20% of available vineyard land in Douro.

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  • Portugal wine region

    Portugal has undergone something of a wine revolution in the past couple of decades. This archetypal Old World country has long been famous for little more than its fortified wines (port and madeira) and tart, light whites (vinho verde), but is now stealing headlines the world over for its new wave of rich, ripe, dry red wines. While it would be simplistic to brand thes ... more


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