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2008 Casal dos Jordoes Quinta da Esteveira Reserva Especial, Douro, Portugal

2008   2010
Wine Notes

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

Grape Variety: Portuguese Red Blend

The Portuguese Red Blend is a flexible term used to describe the numerous and varied compositions of blended red wines made from indigenous Portuguese grape varieties. Portugal is famous for the fortified port wines of Douro, but also notorious for having hundreds of different grape varieties planted within its borders.

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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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