The Dao wine region is a mountainous territory, mostly on a high-altitude plateau surrounded by the higher mountains of the Serra da Estrela, Serra do Caramulo and Serra da Nave. This helps the area maintain its temperate climate away from the effects of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The region experiences abundant rainfall in the winter months and long, warm dry summers leading up to harvest. The region’s vineyards are planted on sandy well-drained soil on top of granite rock, and received DOC status in 1990.
The region is homeland to the Touriga Nacional grape widely used in Port and Douro wines, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro are also important, for the reds while Encruzado is the primary grape for whites.
Our delight’s blend has all three: Touriga Nacional,Alfrocheiro,Tinta Roriz – giving deep, youthful blackberry scented characters, It has a fruity and juicy full Palate – good acidity and fine tannins.
Pinha do Ribeiro Santo Red 2020