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    A Porca de Murça

    by solopes Updated Apr 26, 2016

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    The sow of Murça has a story:

    In the 17th century, the village was attacked by a big animal, for many people a bear, for the other a female boar.

    The farmers joined to hunt her, but the fight was hard, because of the smartness of the animal. In honor to the opponent, the residents of Murça raised this statue of a pig (a male, as easily noticeable...) in the main square.

    "Porca de Murça" is today the name of one the most known wines from Douro.

    The funny thing is that, after killing the animal the doubts about his nature, persisted till today.

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    O Porca de Murça

    by solopes Updated Apr 26, 2016

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    Douro has a deserved reputation of producing great wines. "Porca de Murça" is one of the most popular, in the cheap range (I saw it in Hong Kong).

    It's funny, after many years listening to the words of its name without understanding the meaning, to stop at the village, discover what really means that name, and see how, from the statue, we may appreciate the beauty of Douro slopes.

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