This is a real snapshot of Portugal in a single bottle. Bright, fresh and effortlessly more-ish, the Dao Branco brings together a blend of indigenous varieties, such as Encruzado, Cercial-Branco and Bical, that are often overlooked. Clean and vibrant with notes of zesty citrus and a lovely mineral finish, this wine offers fantastic value for money.
Today the Dão is probably the best place in Portugal to find fresh, aromatic styles of wine made from one of the many interesting indigenous grape varieties Portugal has to offer. And Alvaro Castro is arguably the best winemaker in the region. With white varieties such as Encruzado, Cerceal Branco and Bical and reds such as Touriga Nacional and Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Tinta Amarela and Tinta Cão, it’s not surprising that Alvaro makes many different wines. What links them is his of traditional and modern techniques, creating wines of balance and integrity.