In case you are looking for an elegant red wine in Portugal, head to the Dão wine region!
Today let’s discover the intensity and elegance of the region in this Duas Encostas Signature red wine produced by the Borges Vinhos.
Dão red wines come from a wide variety of grapes and can range from thin to full-bodied due to the different altitudes that these wines are grown in.
Founded in 1884, by the brothers António and Francisco, Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges soon became one of the main national wine companies. They always invested in the quality of its production, and now their wines are exported to more than fifty countries on five continents.
This red wine was made from old vines (‘vinhas velhas’) of the Tinta Roriz, Jaen, Alfrocheiro, and Touriga Nacional grape varieties, growing on granitic soil.
Complete de-stemming of the grapes. brief pre-fermentative cold maceration followed by fermentation in tanning for 6-8 days at a controlled temperature. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine is separated from the masses and malolactic fermentation is triggered. Part of the wine is aged in stainless steel vats and another is aged in French and American oak for 18 months.
The wine presents a clear ruby color.
Young and fresh nose, with light aromas of black fruits, black plum, raspberry, and licorice, integrated with very discreet notes of spices, dark chocolate and vanilla from the aging in wood.
A velvety wine with fruity and spicy aromas with excellent volume in the mouth, soft tannins, and balanced acidity with a fresh and medium-length aftertaste.
Alcohol content: 13,5%
Pairing quite well with dishes of beef, lamb, game, Greek moussaka, caramelized lamb, or rabbit.
A fine red wine from the Dão region of Portugal medaled with gold at the Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2020.
Surprise yourself with the elegance of the Dão region!