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Country of Origin: Portugal
Location: Dão, Beiras
People: Alvaro Castro, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
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Álvaro Castro is one of the leading producers in Portugal’s Dão region. He began life as a civil engineer, but when he inherited his property in 1980, he began to devote himself to the craft of making wine. Thirty years later, his wines express elegance, finesse, and terroir, while we works to keep alcohol levels under 13.5 percent, preferring a more subtle, balanced wine.
He collaborates with his daughter Maria in the winemaking process. He owns two Quintas: Saes where he lives and where the winery is located; Pellada on a hillside with expansive views and an old grand house he’s restoring, close to the rugged Serra d’Estrela National Park. His vineyards produce indigenous Portuguese grapes such as Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, and Sercial.