Each producer chose particularly expressive wines of the 2017 vintage from his cellar and brought them to the blending sessions. Proprietors and oenologists sat down together for tastings & discussions. It took them three nights of hard work, until they agreed on the most complex and finest – powerful though still elegant, profound yet refreshing – blend. The result is a remarkably inspiring wine, which is notable for its concentration, vitality and great potential for maturing & expressive development. The Douro Boys Cuvée 2017 marries the structured elegance of Vallado, the uncompromising freshness of Niepoort, the charming fruit-driven character of Crasto, the aristocratic minerality of Vale Dona Maria and the enchanting body of Meão. It is an outstanding wine, one that is marked by unmistakable Douro character. The Douro Boys Cuvée 2017 has been bottled in 750 magnums (1.5 litres) and 28 double magnums (3 litres).