Douro Boys Cuvée 2011

Douro Boys Cuvée 2011 is the celebratory wine dedicated to the tenth birthday of the growers' group.

What do winegrowers do when they have an important anniversary to celebrate? That's right! They create a totally extraordinary wine—and actually, the Douro Boys have just created two of them: a red wine, Douro Boys Cuvée 2011, and a fortified wine, Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011.

Douro Boys Cuvée 2011 is the celebratory wine dedicated to the tenth birthday of the growers' group.

From each of the quintas, a particularly expressive cask was chosen; then, with great intuition these five characters were married into one wine, a wine showing great depth and concentration, vitality and powerful tannic structure, imbued with spirit and significant potential. The Douro Boys Cuvée unites all the separate virtues of the five quintas: the structured elegance of Vallado, the uncompromising freshness of Niepoort, the charming fruit-driven character of Crasto, the aristocratic minerality of Vale Dona Maria, and the enchanting body of Meão. A wine that could quite possibly write history, in that it unites a limitless potential with unmistakable Douro-character.

The Douro Boys Cuvée 2011 will be bottled exclusively in magnums. Seven hundred and fifty
1.5 litre bottles of this fascinating wine will be released to the market—and this will be done exclusively in the setting of an auction, which will take place on the 13th of September in the Douro Valley.

Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011

The Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011 is most definitely targeted to the next and following generations of wine-lovers — and for wine merchants, restaurateurs and parents who are not thinking only about the near-term.

What do winegrowers do when they have an important anniversary to celebrate? That's right! They create a totally extraordinary wine—and actually, the Douro Boys have just created two of them: a red wine, Douro Boys Cuvée 2011, and a fortified wine, Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011.

The brilliant 2011 vintage has produced magnificent port wines; it is even quite possibly one of the greatest vintages ever.

The Douro Boys have chosen the most promising port cask of this vintage from each quinta, and from these created a vintage port that harkens back to the great wines of the 1970s: a vintage port that's already impressive, but which will most likely achieve its true greatness only after twenty or thirty years have passed. With this, the Douro Boys are making a clean break with fashion, which recently has dictated that vintage port must also be pleasant and drinkable when young. The Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011 is most definitely targeted to the next and following generations of wine-lovers— and for wine merchants, restaurateurs and parents who are not thinking only about the near-term.

Douro Boys Vintage Port 2011 will be bottled in two hundred and fifty magnums, and will be offered exclusively in the course of the auction on 13 September 2013.