Alvaro Castro 2019 'DAC' Tinto, Dao DOC

Item Number: 20011

UPC: 5-606686001185

Country: Portugal
Region: Dao
Sub Region: Dao
Appellation/AVA: Dao DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Quinta da Pellada
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 30% Touriga Naçional/ 20% Jaen/ 30% Tinta Roriz/ 20% Alfrocheiro
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Vineyard notes: 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. Organically grown vines planted in 1988. Tended in granite, clay and sandy soil at 550 m (1,804 ft) elevation.

Winemaking notes: 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.

Tasting Notes: Dark ruby in color, it offers aromas of crushed herbs with hints of black pepper. Silky smooth mouth feel with concentrated smoky black fruit and earthy flavors, with silky tannins and a long finish.

Pairing Suggestion: Simple fare, charcuteries, and smoked meats, hard cheese as parmesan or manchego. Meats like veal, pork, and roasted turkey.