The Quinta da Pellada is a prime example of Portugal's capability to make top-quality, age-worthy reds. It is made from a field-blend of indigenous Portuguese varieties, as well as portions of Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, and Tinta-Roriz from selected single vineyards. Thoughtfully made, the result is a wine brimming with brooding, dark fruit, and a lengthy, meaty finish.
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.