Quinta dos Carvalhais Dão Colheita Branco 2021
Region: Dão, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 55% Encruzado 45% Gouveio
Bright yellow in colour. On the nose, aromas of ripe citrus and stone fruit are combined with floral hints and subtle brioche aromas from the oak. The flavours are pronounced on the palate and balanced by a crisp acidity which carries them onto the pleasantly fresh finish.
The 105-hectare Quinta dos Carvalhais estate is situated at an altitude of 465-500 metres above sea level and has 50 hectares under vine on poor granite soils. Warm days and cool nights at this altitude slow down the grape ripening process and result in wines with lovely depth yet vibrant fruit and a signature freshness. Microzoning studies have been carried out on the estate, identifying nine different soil types and a multitude of different microclimates, and each grape variety has been matched to its ideal plot. All of the vineyards are farmed sustainably.
Quinta dos Carvalhais is a beautiful estate in the Terras de Senhorim sub-region of the Dão and is one of the region's most respected producers. Purchased in 1988 by the Guedes family, a huge amount of investment has gone into the estate, which combines the most up-to-date viticultural and winemaking techniques with age-old traditions, resulting in unique wines with great elegance and personality.