The Quinta de Saes Reserva is a magical field blend of indigenous, Portuguese varieties - including Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro - aged for 2 years in French oak. This extended ageing helps soften the tannins of these otherwise buxom grapes and creates a delightfully silky texture. Aromatic and fragrant, this is a wine defined by ripe fruit, baking spice and a deliciously long 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.