Dow’s pioneered the era of modern wine making in the Douro. The Bomfim winery was built in 1964 and was one of the first in the region to have total temperature control. At Senhora da Ribeira, Dow’s makes the Quinta’s wine by traditional foot treading in large granite lagares (square open tanks that are about 12 feet wide and about 3 feet deep) and with its new robotic lagares that mimick this traditional process. In 1997 the company built a new winery at Quinta do Sol. This highly innovative winery is the most modern in the Douro and is designed to produce the finest quality Ports. Dow’s wineries receive more A and B quality (the finest classifications) than any other wineries in the Douro. This unique position is a key factor in the outstanding quality of Dow’s Ports. The style of Dow’s Ports is more structured and drier than most other leading Port houses. This classic dryness is the hallmark of Dow’s and particularly with Vintage Port, shows outstanding style with maturity. Founded in 1798, Dow’s is currently 100% owned and managed by the 4th generation of the Symington family. For more information about Dow’s and the role of the Symington family, please visit.
The nose is restrained blend of raisins, ripe blackberries, spice and earth. The palate has a fine, full, mouth coating texture, its sun-warmed blueberry and prune...