The Vale do Douro was an unknown river valley ‘somewhere in western Europe’, when João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, Jorge Roquette, Dirk van der Niepoort, Cristiano van Zeller & Vito Olazabal teamed up in 2003 as the ‘Douro Boys’. They wanted to make their native wine region better known in general, to introduce their red wines to the world at large, and to reposition the Port wines on the market. They have accomplished all of this. Today, the Douro Valley figures as an indispensible section on any sophisticated wine list.
To celebrate their fifteenth anniversary, each of the five estates Quinta do Vallado, Quinta do Crasto, Niepoort, Quinta Vale D. Maria and Quinta do Vale Meão has sacrificed its best barrel of red wine and their best cask of vintage Port from the exceptional 2017 vintage. After comprehensive & extensive tastings, the winegrowers have created a stunning red cuvée from these exquisite component wines, along with a sensational vintage Port. These two special edition bottlings will be released on 10 October 2019.