Dão Wines

In this region, the vineyards are between 400 and 700 meters altitude and where soils predominate pine and corn crops. The Dão surrounded by mountains that protect it from the winds, produces wines with high capacity of aging in bottle.

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  • White

    Dão is a Portuguese wine region situated in the região demarcada do Dão, located in the north center region of Portugal in the sub region of Dão-Lafões. Dão wine is produced in a mountainous soil, with a temperate climate , crossed by Rio Mondego and Dão River. The wine region is located primary on the plateau, sheltered by granite mountain ranges of serra da estrela, serra caramulo and serra da nave, and has a climate away from the Atlantic Ocean, but with abundant rainfall in the winter months and long warm dry summers. The Dão wine has several varieties of indigeneous grapes, with the majority of wine production being made from the Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen Alfrocheiro Preto, and Encruzado. The Dão region produces 80% red wine, where 20% of the production is Touriga Nacional. The red wines from Dão Region tend to be very tannic due to the prolong periods of winemaking, but the style has been improved to prevail fruit-forward with smoother tannins, and white wines more fresh, fruity and fragant. The following Dão wines selection is composed by White Wine, produced exclusively from white grapes juice, and the consumption is ideal with light meals and aperitifs. White wines are more refreshing, lighter in both style and taste, and are ideal to drink in the spring and summer occasions.

  • Rose

    Dão is a Portuguese wine region situated in the região demarcada do Dão, located in the north center region of Portugal in the sub region of Dão-Lafões. Dão wine is produced in a mountainous soil, with a temperate climate , crossed by Rio Mondego and Dão River. The wine region is located primary on the plateau, sheltered by granite mountain ranges of serra da estrela, serra caramulo and serra da nave, and has a climate away from the Atlantic Ocean, but with abundant rainfall in the winter months and long warm dry summers. The Dão wine has several varieties of indigeneous grapes, with the majority of wine production being made from the Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen Alfrocheiro Preto, and Encruzado. The Dão region produces 80% red wine, where 20% of the production is Touriga Nacional. The following section of wines is composed by Rosé Wines, also known as Rosado, is made from a wide variety of grapes, and may be the oldest known type of wine. It incorporates some of the color from the grapes skin, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine, and can be found across the globe. The color of Rose wine can range from a pale orange to a vivid near purple, depending the grape varieties used and the winemaking techniques. The skin contact is one of the methods to produce rosé wine, when the black-skinned grapes are crushed and the skins are allowed to remain in contact with the juice from one to three days period. The Saignée (from French bleeding) method is applied when the winemaker desires to impart more tannin and color to a red wine, where some of the pink juice can be removed at an early stage. The Vin Gris are wines made from the immediate pressing of red skin grapes without any maceration time.

  • Red

    Dispersed between mountainous areas of the Center region, generally at 400 and 700 meters of altitude, you can find the famous vineyards of Dão.
    In this region, the second to be demarcated in Portugal in 1908, you will find a great diversity of varieties, such as Alfrocheiro, Bastardo or Touriga Nacional, in terms of red varieties. This diversity, combined with the soil-climatic factors of the region, production techniques employed and the knowledge of its people, results in a wine of great quality and appreciated throughout the country.
    In fact, there are many wines to be tasted during your visit to the Dão region, each with its own characteristics.
    The reds, velvety and full-bodied, have a complex flavor and aroma of ripe fruit. The whites are soft and fresh, presenting a fruity odor. The rosés, light and refreshing, have a fruity and floral aroma. And, finally, the sparkling, elegant and bubble-thin, are fresh and aroma of fruit.
    To taste its various wines and, at the same time, to know a little of the tradition and culture related to the wine production in this region choose one of several Dão Wines.

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