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DOC Dão Red

The Dao region of Portugal is not only famous for its elegant wines, but also for their succulent and sweet Cova da Beira cherries. These plump and juicy fruits are so revered that entire festivals are created in their honor, which is why we needed a wine with equal expression. Perfect for picnics, Prunus red is light, elegant and reminiscent of our beloved red cherries.

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Dão region is one of the oldest and one of the most complex regions of Portugal. The only one with thick layer of snow during the winter. On the hills of the highest Portuguese mountain Serra de Estrela our vines fight or with frost or with baking sun. As an effect our Prunus deliver personality difference, elegance, freshness and softness. Indigenous grapes give aromas and flavours that captivate and seduce and become unmistakable and unforgettable.

Wine RegionDão
GrapesJaen (80%), Tinta Roriz (10%), Alfrocheiro Preto (5%) and Touriga Nacional (5%)
ClimateContinental with maritime influence
SoilGranite and clay
ViticultureRoyat single cordon and guyot, no green harvest, 4000 to 6000 plants per hectare. 30 to 50-year-old vineyards
HarvestLast week of September, hand harvest, 13% potential alcohol
Wine Making Technique24 hours cold soaking, 12 days maceration in stainless steel vats, malolactic in vat Oak influence – 6 months ageing in 225 litres old barrels, French and Portuguese oak follow by minimum 6 months in the bottle
Fining MaterialBentonite
Tasting notesElegance on a grand scale. Lightly oaked and perfectly balanced, with a silky texture and crisp edge. The nose is crampacked with plums, mulberries, blackberries and anise. On the palate, black cherry and raspberry fruit tones with creamy and chocolaty oak flavours. Delicious with poultry and pork dishes.