A Graceful Portuguese Red Blend - Wine & Spirits Magazine

A Graceful Portuguese Red Blend

DAC’s Quinta da Pellada Vineyard (Photo courtesy of the winery)

A wine with stamina and grace right from the start, this has a mountain-fresh feel to its tannins and lasting flavor intensity. DAC stands for Dão, Alvaro Castro, a winegrower based in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela, where he produced this spicy and welcoming wine. It is one of the most remarkable values you’ll find from Portugal: A blend of touriga nacional, tinta roriz, jaen and alfrocheiro, it caught the attention of panelist Brigitte Bertrand-Lemoine, of NYC’s Mission Ceviche, who would serve it with a grilled white fish. “It’s refreshing,” she said. “This is why I like Portuguese wine.”


DAC 2018 Dão Red Blend

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