WINES FROM DÃO - PORTUGAL
In the birthplace of Touriga Nacional, the finest wines were born. Quality, personality difference, elegance, freshness, and softness. The Dão is all this and more. Discovering its wines is entering a new world of aromas and flavours that captivate and seduce, and soon become unmistakable and unforgettable.
Dão reds are usually ruby red, with delicate and ripe fruity aromas, in addition to fine tannins, balanced with good acidity and thus have good aging potential.
Whites, in turn, usually have medium body and refreshing acidity, being full of character, especially when they have Encruzado in their blend.
Red Dao is ideal to pair with Serra da Estrela Cheese, Red meat, dishes that combine meat with fruit, such as lamb with apricots. Chocolate and desserts with chocolates as a base.
One of the secrets of these whites lies in the Encruzado grape variety, which in that region expresses itself without peer. The other, in the significant improvement in viticulture and enology practices of the last decades, is something that is common to the generalized increase in the quality of Portuguese wines.
Dão white wines pairs with seafood, grilled fresh fish, white meats, and as an aperitif.