Question: What is the year of earliest Port harvest in the Douro Portugal
Answer: Surprise. Hot Douro weather in 2022 resulted in the earliest August harvest dates in their long history of production. Manuel Lima DipWSET Quality Control for Ports and Douro Wines Institute was in Vancouver last week for the Finals of the Masters of Port competition and confirmed this information to me. Lots of wine regions around the world experienced their earliest harvest dates in 2022. Fitou in the Languedoc reportedly started their harvest on July 24.
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