The D.O.C. Dão region is one of the oldest Wine Regions of Portugal, which goes back to 1908. Located in central Portugal in a mountainous region ranging from 400 to 700 m above sea level, this region has its reference point at the mountain “Serra da Estrela”, the highest in mainland Portugal's. Its name comes from the river that crosses the Region, the river Dão. The characteristics of the wines are strongly influenced by the granitic terrain and the fact that the vines are surrounded by forests with pines, eucalyptus and oak trees.
The vineyard is planted following the traditional plantation methods, in poor ground granite soils, with large rocky outcrops, where you can have a magnificent perspective of the highness of the Mountain Serra da Estrela. The entire vineyard is planted following an integrated Production System, which demonstrates a great concern with the environmental issues.
The grapes, exclusively grape variety Encruzado, were harvested by hand, into small boxes of 18kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were only crushed without pressing, and only a must that had passed to the stainless steel vats where decanted at a low temperature for about 48 hours was used. The clear must fermented only with indigenous yeasts. It stayed in stainless steel vats until the time of bottling. All the process is run naturally without the human intervention and with insignificant production of the external products from grapes until the time of bottling.
Alcohol 13.0% vol.
Total Acidity 6,72 g/l