Alvaro Castro 2018 'DAC' Tinto, Dao DOC
Item Number: 15591
Sub Region: Dao
Appellation/AVA: Dao DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Quinta da Pellada
Grape(s): 30% Touriga Nacional / 30% Tinta Roriz / 20% Jaen / 20% Alfrocheiro
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Granite, clay and sandy soil
Elevation: 1,804 feet
Case Production: 5,000
Complex, earthy and bright, DAC Tinto has the unmistakable stamp of its provenance. The estate has a single location near Seia, central Dão. DAC Tinto is an extraordinary value wine, marked by an intuitive, ‘less is more’ approach winemaking and sustainable agriculture
Terroir Notes: The estate is surrounded by pine trees on a hill overlooking Serra da Estrela, Portugal’s tallest mountain. Dão is a region well-protected by mountains. To the east, Serra da Estrela protects from Spain’s continental heat. To the west, Bussaco is a wall to Atlantic winds. To the north, Caramulo shields Dão from the extreme Douro Valley temperatures.
Winemaking Notes: Following a 15-day skin maceration, fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks. Wine ages for 12 to 18 months in used French oak before being filtered and bottled in late June or early July.
Tasting Notes: Dark ruby in color, this wine offers aromas of crushed herbs with hints of black pepper. The mouth feel is smooth, with concentrated smoky black fruit and earthy flavors, silky tannins and a long finish.