Published by Sally on May 29, 2012

 I think this is the first time I’ve set eyes on a four hundred and fifty year old vine, and pretty substantial it is too.

It’s owned by producers Solar do Louredo in Portugal’s Vinho Verde region.  It’s a traditional black grape variety, we’re told, no surprise there really, – doçal, pronounced ‘do-sarl’, meaning sweet.

The small amount of fruit it still produces goes into one of their blends.

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