A zesty, mouth-filling white partially fermented in concrete eggs the winery purchased in 2016. Maria Castro believes they help build the texture in the wines, and this is a good example. The palate has a creamy, lemon yoghurt-like character, with hints of fresh bread, lemon peel and a saline 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.