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The 2017 Vintage: An investment for the generations

The time is almost upon us: there’s a bit of eager tension slowly growing among the Douro Boys – because they are celebrating their fifteenth anniversary with an auction on 10 October 2019, launching what are likely the most promising wines since 1945.

Investing in the wines of the Douro Boys is a smart move; this is easily understood from the pricing trend from the most recent auction. The starting price of the Douro Boys Cuvée was 140 Euros per magnum bottle – today you will not find this wine in the market for less than 400 Euros.

Wine experts like James Suckling are convinced that the 2017 vintage will top that. The extraordinary weather conditions of this exceptional vintage – combined of course with the skill & reputation of the five winegrowers – position the 2017 red wine cuvée and above all the 2017 vintage Port in the very top echelon. The aging potential of this great vintage also recommends the wine as bottles to be put down for children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren, as well as for special occasions such as round-numbered birthdays. An investment that will prove worthwhile, in any case.

 

But it’s not just the wines that provide inspiration, but also the special venue where the auction is taking place: the exclusive Six Senses Douro Valley hotel – set among the steep, slate terraces of the Douro, which have not without reason been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An auction offering equal measures of excitement and satisfaction.

Are you looking for an enlightening wine-discussion paired with a stay in one of the best and most architecturally pleasing hotels in the whole Douro? Then you have to visit the Ferreiras! Their passion for the region is contagious and you will not leave the valley without being impressed by the local cuisine with fruit and vegetables from their own garden.

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Vilarinho dos Freires
5050 - 364 Peso da Régua Portugal

Tel: +351 254 323147
Email: geral@quintadovallado.com
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Some experts call Niepoort is the initiator of the modern Douro. Consequently, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try his wines in their home. Although the gape elixir is always on their creative minds, you might catch one of the Niepoorts for an inspiring chat about their globally acclaimed wines.

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Quinta de Nápoles
5510-543
Portugal

Tel: +351 223 777 770
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In addition to the impressive quality of the wines, you won’t forget a meeting with the Roquettes: Their hospitality and joie de vivre, combined with the mystical location of the winery are an experience not to be missed!

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Gouvinhas
5060-063 Sabrosa
Portugal

Tel: +351 254 920 020
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Cristiano van Zeller is one of the Douro Valley’s most important ambassadors. With great passion and convincing authority, he spins tales like no other. Cristiano is the communicator par excellence and leaves and indelible image of the Douro and its wines all over the world.

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EM502,
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You want to drink the same wine as the royalty of China? Then come and visit the Olazábals. Not only do they produce amazing and highly-rated wines, but you have to experience this diamond of a spot!

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Vila Nova de Foz Côa
5150-501 Vila Nova de Foz Côa
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