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Douro, the 2018 harvest report: another atypical year. Alexandre Antas Botelho’s note

2018 was another atypical year in the Douro. We could even define irregular and uncharacteristic as the rule in recent years. 2018 had many difficulties and as main characteristics that define it: frequent and estended rainfall periods, hail storms, the great mildew pressure and the summer heat wave. But it seems that the grape quality was good and even, in some cases, as reported by some Douro producers, extraordinary. So, let us follow the wine year in the Douro. After a long cycle of ...