Alvaro Castro - DAC Tinto DAO 2019 750ML (13% abv)
Alvaro Castro - DAC Tinto DAO 2019 750ML (13% abv)

Alvaro Castro - DAC Tinto DAO 2019 750ML (13% abv)

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Alvaro Castro, who is a civil engineer, inherited Quinta da Pellada, which dates back to the year 1570, in 1980. At the time, of his inheritance, he decided to make something out of the estate. He wanted to give it his full time and attention. Rapidly the enthusiasm for his wines made him decide to re-establish the old family tradition of wine making full time. This tradition also includes his daughter Maria Castro. The vines are between 3 and 65 years old. They are located at an average altitude of 550 meters. The total area amounts to 60 hectares, which are planted in granite soils with rows of sand and clay.

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.

Vines planted in 1988. Tended in granite, clay and sandy soil at 550 m (1,804 ft) elevation.

Dark ruby color, aromas of crushed herbs with hints of black pepper & strawberry leaf, Medium bodied, graceful, smooth with subtle smoky black fruit and earthy flavors, silky tannins and a long finish.

region: Dao, Portugal

varietal: 30% Touriga Naçional, 20% Jaen, 30% Tinta Roriz, 20% Alfrocheiro.

style: red

farming/cellar: organic, Manual harvest happens mid/late-September. Juice ferments in stainless steel vats, Couvaison (maceration) for 15 days. Aged for 12 to 18 months on used 2 to 3 year French oak. Filtered and bottled June/July.