Snow in the Douro Valley

Snow in Quinta Sra. do RosárioAfter the foggy days we had during the last week, the snow painted the Douro landscape. It was very short but intense, enough to paint all the landscape in white. It hadn’t snowed for some years here in S. João da Pesqueira, but this year it did twice. Cold temperatures are really important to ensure the natural clarity, also called “falling bright”. But we also need some more rain. Maybe the first weeks of 2009 can bring us some water!

Happy New Year!

Oscar Quevedo