Masterclass “Terroirs” of the Wine Tourism Routes of Porto & North of Portugal
Within the scope of the event IWINETC – International Wine Tourism Conference, Essência do Vinho promotes a masterclass that aims to convey basic concepts and framework related to the four northern regions of our country: Vinhos Verdes, Douro and Porto, Trás-os-Montes and Távora-Varosa, which are part of the Wine Tourism Routes of Porto & North of Portugal
This masterclass, held in English, it is intended to convey basic concepts on the characteristics of each of the four regions, framing them in a macro scenario of wine tourism potential of the Wine Tourism Routes of Porto & North of Portugal
The masterclass will also feature producers representing each one of the regions.
Vinhos Verdes: the light and fresh profile that the world recognises and the gastronomic and long-lived whites; the star grape varieties Alvarinho, Loureiro and Avesso; granite, rivers, mountains; manor houses and new wine tourisms.
Douro and Porto: the river and World Heritage Site; the magnitude of the landscape that man has carved out; the Port Wine and the exciting DOC Douro; the terraces and the old vines; the most exclusive wine cellars and wine tourisms.
Trás-os-Montes: the altitude and the mountain; the terra quente (warm land) and the old vines; austerity and character; clearing the geography and the great potential yet to be explored;
Távora-Varosa: viticulture and the Cistercian monks; the tradition of sparkling wines and the great potential for long-lived and differentiating white wines; the border line and the points of contact with the Douro.