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Country of Origin: Portugal
People: Campania de Vinos del Atlantico & Lavradores de Feitoria, Owners & Winemakers
In 1756, a royal Portuguese charter for the Douro Wine Company defined the wine production areas of the Douro Valley, effectively establishing the world’s first regional appellation, or government regulated growing area. Long known as the epicenter of Port wine production, the Douro has in recent years established itself as a serious table wine appellation in its own right. With 45,000 hectares of terraced vineyards providing a breathtaking landscape, the Douro is now among the most exciting wine growing regions in the world.
Rabelo is a project that unifies 20 different tiny, independent wineries in the Douro Valley as an exposition of the breadth of this terroir. In partnership with Lavradores de Feitoria (Growers’ Assocation), and using only indigenous varietals, Rabelo’s reds evoke the sun-ripened fruit and lush textures of the Douro. Spanning the different growing areas, the wines of Rabelo are able to offer highlights from each sub-zone of the appellation: freshness from Baixu Corgo, richness from Douro Superior, and minerality from Cimu Corgo.