Daily Archives: August 31, 2019

The Douro: An evolution plus 20 top wines worth seeking out

Ramos Pinto’s Quinta de Ervamoira vineyard, planted ‘vertically’ without terraces In 1986, Cuvaison Estate in Napa employed a young Portuguese intern who declared: ‘My first wine is going to be a monster, but in 20 years I’ll be making fine wines.’ That intern was Dirk Niepoort, and the journey he predicted – evocative labels from Robustus (his first 1990 Douro …

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