Quinta dos Roques Reserva 2017
DOC Dao, Quinta dos Roques, 750 ml
Dark colour with violet hue. On the nose, oak aromas of vanilla and cocoa, plus intense ripe wild berries. The palate is balanced with plenty of body and a smooth tannin structure with firm, tight grain. Great ageing potential for this elegant, slow-ageing wine.
Quinta dos Roques
Dão: noble crus from the highlands
The wine world eyes Dão, the Portuguese wine region in the northern foothills of the Estrela Mountains (Serra da Estrela), with greater interest with each passing year. A cool climate, sparse granite soils and first-class native varieties result in wines which brilliantly master the balancing act between fruitfulness and wholesome structure. The majority of the wines here are assemblages. The red Touriga Nacional and white Encruzado varieties in particular are guarantors for first-class wines.
Portugal – Much more than port
Situated on the southwestern tip of Europe, this country is, despite its small size, blessed with a multitude of landscapes. Austere mountains alternate with green valleys and golden beaches. Vines have thrived against this backdrop for over 4,000 years, brought to the peninsula by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans.
Portugal has over 500 autochthonous varieties. The term derives from ancient Greek, and means roughly “of the land itself.”