The drystone walls of terraced vineyards are like hairline wrinkles receding into infinity. From the porch of the Quinta dos Malvedos, infused with the heavy scent of jasmine and lemon blossoms, the view is intoxicating. The wines are also fragrant and sweet. Port is an old-fashioned wine. No one knows for how long precisely, but wine has been made in the Douro Valley in Portugal for over 2,000 years. The formal classification of the vineyards dates back to 1756, when the Marquis de Pombal took action to protect the lucrative port trade, more than a hundred years before the famous classification ...


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