Garnet red in colour. The bouquet shows a generous, rich, intense aroma of concentrated nuances of prunes and dried meat. The palate is rich, round, well-balanced with a soft texture, fruity-spicy accents, refreshing acidity and a spicy finish with hints of undergrowth and porcini mushrooms.
Alvaro Castro Dao Tinto
for the equivalent of £15.25 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Álvaro Castro
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional / Tinta Roriz / Alfrocheiro
Style: Savoury and Spicy
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Álvaro Castro is one of the leading producers in Portugal’s Dão region. He began life as a civil engineer, but when he inherited his property in 1980, he began to devote himself to the craft of making wine. Thirty years later, his wines express elegance, finesse, and terroir, while we works to keep alcohol levels under 13.5 percent, preferring a more subtle, balanced wine. He collaborates with his daughter Maria in the winemaking process. He owns two Quintas: Saes where he lives and where the winery is located; Pellada on a hillside with expansive views and an old grand house he’s restoring, close to the rugged Serra d’Estrela National Park. His vineyards produce indigenous Portuguese grapes such as Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, and Sercial.