Quinta dos Carvalhais Dao Tinto 2021

Quinta dos Carvalhais Dao Tinto 2021

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Quinta dos Carvalhais Dao Colheita Tinto 

Region: Dão, Portugal

Vintage: 2021

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: 48% Touriga Nacional 36% Alfrocheiro 10% Tinta Roriz 6% Jaen Tinto

ABV: 13%

Notes: Vegetarian, Sustainable

Ruby red in colour. On the nose this wine boasts aromas of blackberry and plum coupled with floral hints of violet and a subtle spiciness. On the palate, velvety tannins create a smooth mouth feel and a vibrant acidity carries the juicy fruit flavours onto the elegant finish.

Quinta dos Carvalhais is located in the Terras de Senhorim sub-region, in the heart of the Dão. The 105-hectare estate, with 50 hectares under vine, was purchased by the Guedes family in 1988. They invested a huge amount into improvements in both the vineyards and the winery – and are credited with spearheading the quality renaissance of wines from the Dão in the early ‘90s. Following decades of state control and a co-operative monopoly in the region that favoured quantity over quality, they replanted the region’s indigenous grape varieties, such as Touriga Nacional and Encruzado, and saved them from near extinction.