This juicy red is a celebration of the Dao; its unique terroir and native varieties. It brings together Alfrocheiro, Touriga-Nacional, and Tinta-Roriz from organically grown vineyards at 500m above sea level. Rounded and soft, packed with delightful bramble fruits and soft herbs.
The Dao is a region known to produce some of Portugal's freshest red wines, and Alvaro is certainly a big part of creating this reputation. His Dao Tinto is a perfect example of his style, and it's particularly delicious paired with cured meats!
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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.