The Douro Demarcated Region is divided into three sub-regions – Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior – each one of these areas have particular characteristics in terms of topography, geological, climacteric, water, among others, that impress visitors and which make Douro so unique and special in the world wine scene.
Quinta Nossa Senhora da Conceição
The Quinta Nossa Senhora da Conceição, located in the city of Peso da Régua, has an absolute and particular beauty due to its alignment that looks like a digital print – and was therefore chosen to integrate the cover of Douro World Heritage book. Its positioning in the Baixo Corgo region makes it a privileged place to produce Douro and Port wines, enjoying excellent conditions, such as unique microclimates and excellent sun exposure, capable of creating complex, intense and concentrated wines. For white wines (white varieties such as Viosinho, Fernão Pires, Cercial, Rabigato and Malvasia Fina), the climatic characteristics give these wines structure, elegance and longevity. To reds (varieties like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Tinta Barroca), the complexity is the imperative attribute.
Quinta da Marialva
In 1999, Quinta da Marialva was completely reconverted with the objective of ensuring the continuity of production of top premium grapes, at that time scarce, that the brand 100HECTARES needed. In its physiognomy is present the systematization in levels of 2 bard and accented slopes, designed with the purpose of obtaining a greater homogeneity in the grapes. In this estate there are the most traditional Douro varieties, such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Tinta Amarela, from 100HECTARES wines like Touriga Nacional, whose popularity does not detract from their quality. These results are also due to the predominantly North exposure and the temperatures that can reach 45ºC in the summer at altitudes varying between 200 and 300 meters.
Quinta do Couraceiro
Quinta do Couraceiro is located in the freshness of the Serra de São Domingos in the village of Valdigem, Lamego district. Between 1998 and 2007, it underwent a complete reconversion process, with new vineyards being implemented, mainly using more traditional Douro varieties. In the case of white grape varieties such as Rabigato, Viosinho, Códega do Larinho, Cercial, Fernão Pires, Folgasão and Malvasia Fina, were planted at high altitudes, between 400 and 550 meters. The reds, such as Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca, were planted up to 400 meters. Is from these varieties, strategically well positioned, that our wines like 100HECTARES White, 100HECTARES Códega do Larinho, 100HECTARES Red Harvest were born.