“Tremendous Dão, deep red fruit and the typical Dão chewy dry tannins but with excellent rich fruit and a lovely whiff of dried herbs..” Oz Clarke, Three Wine Men 2019

Quinta Dos Roques is one of the leading estates in the Dão. Based in Abrunhosa do Mato.  Its history dates back to the 19th century and in the last 15years quality has excelled gain deserved international acclaim. Manuel Lopes de Oliveira and his son-in-law Luis Lourenço oversee the winery and stunning vineyards, whilst winemaking is led by talented Jorge Brites and Professor Virgilio Loureiro.

The vineyards now extend to 40 hectares, spread across twelve different sites and a wide variety of micro climates and soil types. Vineyards are increasingly batch-planted, being of Touriga Naçional, Tinto Cão and Encruzado. The red wines are characterised by their depth of colour, purity of fruit, and above all, their exquisite balance and harmony. The whites displaying freshness and depth of minerality and intesity of fruit.

As with all their wines; The Quinta Do Correio is made from local varieties, Jaen (40%), Touriga Nacional (25%), Alfrocheiro (20%), Tinta Roriz (15%).

Fermented mainly in stainless, with 10% of the wine in 10% older oak to add structure. The wines are held back and released ready to drink.

Fresh and herby on the nose displaying red cherry, liquorice and granite like minerality. Bright red berried fruit with underlying Molasses flavours, Supple taninn structure and very drinkable.

Try this with some top New Zealand lamb for a match made in heaven!

 

 

 

(QDR00001)

 

Country:

Portugal

Region:

Dão

Variety:

Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Touriga Nacional

Style:

Medium bodied reds

Winemaker:

Virgilio Loureiro

Closure:

Cork

ABV:

 

Bottle size:

13.2%

 

750ml

Fruit:

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Body:

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Tannin:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Hard cheeses, Lamb, Duck



 

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