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 inserted in 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 combination of the cultural practices associated with the judicious use of organic products that respect the environment, give origin to balanced productions.
The harvest took place in the end of September. The grapes were picked up by hand, into small boxes of 18Kg, according to a careful selection of the best grapes in the vineyard. The grapes were placed into a small stainless steel “lagar” without destemming, where they macerated until the beginning of the natural fermentation. Only with indigenous yeast, the fermentation lasted about 15 days, with gentle pumping for a good extraction of color and aromas. The fermentation lasted about 15 days, with gentle pumping for a good extraction of color and aromas. After the fermentation, the wine was transferred to a small “lagar” where it rested until bottling. All the process is as natural as possible, with the least human intervention and insignificant quantities of external products until bottling.
Alcoholic Degree 14% vol.
Total acidity 5,3 g/L
Total sugars 1,0 g/L