Dow’s is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Symington family, Port producers since the 19th Century. The family, whose experience dates back over 100 years, supervises all the vineyards, winemaking and ageing of this wine. Dow’s owns two of the Douro’s finest Quintas, Senhora da Ribeira and Bomfim. They were acquired in 1890 and 1896, making Dow’s one of the first houses to invest in premium vineyards.
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The wines for this blend are selected for their richness and concentration. The style is fruity, luscious and mellow with an attractive undertone of spice. The grapes are handpicked from prime areas of Portugal’s Upper Douro Valley and harvested in the fall. They are fermented for a short period of time before the addition of 100% neutral grape spirit alcohol. This step stops fermentation, preserves the wine’s natural grape sugars, and gives its unique, rich flavors.