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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Port wine region settling

Port wine region settling


Cet exposé présente une caractérisation générale de la Région Délimitée du Douro (RDD), productrice des appellations Porto (vins généreux), et Douro pour des vins de qualité VQPRD.
Un bref historique de la viticulture de la Région est fait depuis sa première délimitation en 1756 jusqu’à sa dernière division administrative en 1907, en se référant aux critères généraux de la classification des vignobles en fonction de leur potentiel qualitatif pour la production du vin de Porto. La nature des sols est décrite, ainsi que la classification climatique des trois sous-régions que la RDD comprend. Sont aussi abordées les différents solutions d’implantation de la vigne en coteau de grande pente et les aspects généraux de sa culture.
Enfin, la technologie de production des vins généreux est décrite, ainsi que les différents types de vins de Porto produits.

In this presentation we start with a general characterization of the Douro Region in which can be identified the Port denomination and non fortified wines VQPRD. First we present an overview of the histocy of the viticulture on the Region since 1756, which corresponds to the first delimitation, up to 1907, the last administrative division.
At this time was also defined the general criteria for the classification of the vines, according to the quality potential for the production of Port wine.
The Port wine region is divided into three sub-regions and the soils and climate characteristics are presented.
Since this region is characterized by deep slopes it is presented the different solutions for vine settling as well as technical practices involved in each system. Finally it is referred all the technology which is peculiar of the Port wine making process and the correspondent Port wine types.





Publication date: February 16, 2022

Issue: Terroir 2002

Type: Article


Fernando Bianchi de Aguiar (1) and Nuno Magalhães (2)

(1) Ministerio da Agricultura, do Desenvolvimento rural e das pescas
(2) Universidad de Tras-os-Montes e Douro, Apartado 220, 5001 VILA REAL CEDEX (Portugal)


Douro, Vin de Porto, Terroir
Douro, Port Wine, Terroir


IVES Conference Series | Terroir 2002


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