Portugal's Douro Valley is the key viticultural region for growing the more than 50 red and white wine grapes used to make port. The most common local grapes making their way into bottles of port are Touriga Nacional (which offers consistent structure), Touriga Franca (which adds a softer edge, with velvety tannins), and Tinta Roriz (same delicious grape as Spain's Tempranillo). These indigenous grapes favor the dry climate and rocky soils of the Douro Valley and grow on terraced hillsides. The growing season extends through the summer with harvest typically falling in mid-September.
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