Demarcated Region of Douro: a World Heritage Site
by Mónica Alexandra Rodrigues, FLUP, Porto, Portugal
The Demarcated Douro Region is a privileged area and it stretches along 250000 hectares of land from which around 45000 are occupied by a continuous vineyard (IVDP, 2009). Placed in the hydrographic bay of Douro in schistose soil it displays a microclimate with Mediterranean characteristics from which is noticeable an exceptional landscape with narrow ledges full with gravepines. It is in this scenery partly classified by Unesco as a Manking Patrimony that recurring to selected regional stocks the most excellent wines are produced...
Authors: Monica Alexandra Rodrigues, Ana Monteiro, Alfredo Rocha, Herve Quenol.
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Submitted on 22 February 2011
Credit: Mónica Alexandra Rodrigues (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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