The Dão region may have been created with wine making in mind, as we couldn’t have better conditions for red wines like this. This region is the “burgundy of Portugal” and surrounded by mountains.
Grape Varieties: 60% Touriga-Nacional, 20% Alfrocheiro, 20% Aragonez
The blend of this wine really shows the balance of alcohol, concentration of flavours and tannins of this expressive wine. With 2 months of cuvaison, 12 months in French oak barrels. The 50% new French oak barrel and 50% second use, give it body and structure for a smooth elegance, without becoming too over powering. Touriga Nacional ploys a noble part. This is then carefully blended with Alfrocheiro and Aragonez for the delicate structure tannins and blackberries aromas.
Food Pairing: Layered duck meat, rice, bacon and other vegetables, belly pork, rye bread and creamy intense cow milk cheeses (try Queueing do Sierra from Portugal!).
Drink at 18°C.
Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points
International Wine Challenge – 92 Points
Robert Parker – 88 Points
Revista de Vinhos – 15 Points