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2019 Alvaro Castro "Dac" TintoBlend from Portugal

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"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 ta...

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"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." "Rui Abecassis, founder of Obrigado: “Alvaro Castro inherited Quinta da Pellada, his family estate, in 1980, replanted, and released his first vintage in 1989. Since then, oblivious to trends and fads, he has been making wines that please him and are true to his memories of old guard 1970/80’s Dão wines. Quinta da Pellada is arguably the best producer in the Dão. History shows that vines have been grown at Quinta da Pellada since at least the XVI century, when in 1527 the crown’s treasury taxed the property ‘80 barrels to the king.’ Although impossible to verify now what the king thought, let alone if the barrels ever got to him, it is clear that the taxes are an irrefutable certification of the wine’s existence!” DAC Tinto is an outstanding example of Dão’s style, earthy and medium bodied, elegant and feminine with a ‘less is more’ winemaking approach. The estate is surrounded by pine trees on a 500 meter-high hill overlooking Serra da Estrela, Portugal’s tallest mountain (2.000 meters). 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 and to the north Caramulo shields Dão from the extreme Douro Valley temperatures."- Importer

Product Detail

Item # 139872
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Dao
Ratings
Vintage 2019
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Touriga Nacional, Mencia/Jaen, Alfrocheiro Preto, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, Tobacco, Sour Cherry, BlackBerry, Violet, Pomegranate, Crushed Gravel, blackberry, red licorice, tar, rosewater, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, Tobacco, Berry, Flower, tar, smoke, garrigue, cranberry, red currant, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb