Dão Regional wine
Touriga Nacional (60%), Tinta Roriz (20%), Jaen (10%), Alfrocheiro (10%)
Clear ruby red colour.
Sweet and floral aromas of ripened strawberries and blackcurrants.
Flavours of cherry and blackcurrant with well measured tannins and a full body.
Sandy with granite
Hand picked grapes
Temperature controlled fermentation in large wooden barrels and steel tanks for 20 days
Matured in French Oak for 18 months
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Praise for the 2009 Vintage
94 Point Finalist at the Ultimate Wine Challenge 2014 – “Nearly opaque black color. Smells of damp earth, forest floor, leaves, dried flowers in a yearbook. Taste profile is alive with blackberry jam and rhubarb flavors that merge well with the big-box tannins. Massive, good fruit.”
Gold at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014.
Silver at IWC 2015 – “Sweet dark fruit, rich concentrated and plummy nose and palate. Fresh raspberry finish.”
Bronze at Decanter WWA 2015 – “Rich, ripe black fruit aromas lead to a juicy palate with silky, textured tannins, cherry flavours with notes of tobacco, chocolate and leather and a long, finish.”
Bronze at Decanter AWA 2015 – “Elegant nose of soft oak and sweet black fruit with floral overtones. Red fruited palate with a smoky background, crisp acidity, mellow tannins and a nice juicy finish.”
91 Points at Wine Enthusiast – “All four of Dâo’s indigenous red grapes—Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen and Alfrocheiro—are in this blend. It is rich and fruity wine, showing a lightly perfumed character against ripe black fruit tones. Drink now.”Roger Voss
90 Points Mark Squires, erobertparker.com – “It is completely charming, tastes great and doesn’t have a hair out of place, seeming serious, yet bursting with flavour.”