From old vines, with mixed and simultaneously fermented grape varieties. A striking wine in the purest tradition of Dão, including about 15 different varieties. Great body, great structure and acidity to the point. The perfect balance, so characteristic of the region.
Vineyards Different vineyards aged of 50 years old, with granite soil.
Harvest Manual harvest in mid-September
Vinification Decantation for 24 hours. Natural co-fermentation with controlled temperature in stainless steel tank. It remained on fine lees for 8 months (with battonage).
Region Dão DOC
Varieties Encruzado, Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal-Branco, Rabo-de-Ovelha, Fernão-Pires, Uva-Cão, Síria and others
Type White wine
Alcohol 13 %
Total acidity 6,7
Production 25 000 bottles
Bottling August 2016
Food pairing Oven backed fish such as codfish, salmon or tuna. Also very good with white meat and some vegetarian dishes like pasta with pesto or cheese sauces.
17 (20) Points / Julia Harding – JancisRobinson.com
Bronze Medal / Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (vintage 2013)