The end of the Red Central line, from the home of the finest fortified.
Douro is a pretty serious red wine, from the home of Port, in fact, most of it is made by the Port houses, using the same grapes. But it couldn’t be further away from it in the drinking. Yes, it’s big, but it has a freshness to it. The grapes used are not names that run off the tongue; Touriga Nacional, Tinta Francesa and Tinta Roriz (better known as Tempranillo). Which means it’s not a million miles away from Rioja, geographically and flavour-wise, but it has a bit more bite.