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The conquerors of the Douro valley (Portugal)

2016 • 26' • French & English

Poster of The conquerors of the Douro valley (Portugal)

Director(s): Herlé Jouon • Producer(s): Grand Angle Productions • Coproducer(s): ARTE • Format(s): 4K • Codec: ProresHQ 4444 / .mov (50i, 4k 3840*2160p, interlaced)

In a way they are both gold diggers and rock breakers… the winegrowers of the Douro are the only ones who have delved the secrets of Port wine, a symbol of Portugal throughout the world.

For 2000 years, here and there along the more favorably exposed banks of this great river, men have laid out and planted vines on its steep, schist slopes. Portuguese winegrowers learned to live in this rocky, desert-like world and with the power of their arms they transformed it: the arid hillsides gave way to vast, pleasantly curving vineyards. We walk in the footsteps of Joao De Almeida, a vineyard owner from a long line of producers originating in the city of Porto. He will reveal the riches of this especial region and the deepest mysteries of the famous sweet wine.

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