2017 Douro Harvest

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Doggett
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2017 Douro Harvest

Post by Doggett » 18:38 Thu 21 Sep 2017

Link below to an article re the harvest this year in the Douro with a comment posted by Adrian Bridge

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/ ... the-douro/

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Re: 2017 Douro Harvest

Post by Andy Velebil » 22:30 Thu 21 Sep 2017

Doggett wrote:
18:38 Thu 21 Sep 2017
Link below to an article re the harvest this year in the Douro with a comment posted by Adrian Bridge

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/ ... the-douro/
I'd say Adrian scolded Mr. Pratts about his lack of Douro knowledge in that reply.

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Re: 2017 Douro Harvest

Post by AHB » 10:26 Fri 22 Sep 2017

Interesting article and reply from Adrian. I know the discussion on irrigation is one which has been going for a while, but as far as I know the current rules forbid irrigation of port grapes once the vines have established themselves.

But then Prats + Symington are a table wine producer and make only a tiny amount of port. Anyone know what the rules are around irrigation of grapes for table wine in the Douro?
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Re: 2017 Douro Harvest

Post by Andy Velebil » 15:34 Fri 22 Sep 2017

AHB wrote:
10:26 Fri 22 Sep 2017
Interesting article and reply from Adrian. I know the discussion on irrigation is one which has been going for a while, but as far as I know the current rules forbid irrigation of port grapes once the vines have established themselves.

But then Prats + Symington are a table wine producer and make only a tiny amount of port. Anyone know what the rules are around irrigation of grapes for table wine in the Douro?
From what I recall it's ok to irrigate vines used for dry wines. And IIRC, one can also irrigate older vines used for Port with prior permission. Rules in the Douro are more like guidelines :lol:

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Re: 2017 Douro Harvest

Post by DRT » 16:21 Wed 18 Oct 2017

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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