Ripple Effect

Innovations in Portugal’s Douro Valley are lifting quality across the country

Ripple Effect
Trailblazing Douro vintners Cristiano van Zeller and Joana Lemos made one of the year’s top reds. (Cláudia Rocha)
From the Nov 30, 2021, issue

The Duoro Valley, the home of Port and the epicenter of Portugal’s wine industry, has increasingly become known for its table wines, offering powerful reds and distinctive whites. Now, the same energy behind their rise is permeating Portugal’s lesser-known regions, which are garnering acclaim in their own right. Get Wine Spectator’s tasting report from the Nov. 30, 2021 issue, plus scores and tasting notes for top wines and top values.

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