Glamorous and of floral expression, but also with rusticity along with ripe red fruit notes like strawberry and black cherry, this is a blend of three grape varieties which together create a wine that already counts with as many medals as vintages. Elegant and modern, the Opta Dão Red gives pleasure to drink for its perfectly tuned mouth.
Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz
Cold skin contact for 2 days, followed by a 5-day fermentation with maceration.
Serve between 16 and 18ºC.
Goes well with red or white grilled meat, pasta, spicy dishes or medium-strength cheeses.
João Paulo Martins in Vinhos de Portugal 2016
“É um lote de três castas, de fácil abordagem, sente-se um aroma vivo e com frescura, onde as notas florais se percebem e dão vida ao lote, ao lado de notas de morango e cereja preta. Redondo e muito afinado na boca, comanda aí a fruta e os taninos não incomodam, é o tipo de vinho que será muito polivalente à mesa. Pronto a beber.”
Jorge Cipriano in clubevinhosportugueses.wordpress.com, Setembro 2015
“Aspeto: Côr granada ligeiro.
Aroma: Apresenta boas notas especiadas, grafite, frutos vermelhor maduros, algum cacau e nuances balsâmicas.
Na boca: Vinho tinto com muito bons taninos, de textura redonda, sem arestas, alguma intensidade, complexo, seco e estrutura muito harmoniosa.
O final: Termina com bom comprimento.
Classificação: 18,0 (0-20)”
Mark Hughes in www.therealwineco.co.uk
“I was just thinking I could mistake this for a Cotes du Rhone; very jammy fruit with a frisson of freshly ground pepper, yet soft and very smooth. very happy with this new vintage.
Recommended in The Daily Telegraph: “a wonderful wine; it has oomph but also rusticity.”
Recommended in The Guardian: “elegant and modern.”
One of two Portuguese reds recently added to our list. I did an extensive tasting from many estates and found myself stylistically firmly plumped in the northern half of Portugal and this lovely rich, concentrated, characterful, almost rustic wine really stood out for me. Made by Nuno Cancela de Abreu from a blend of Tinta-Roriz, Alfrocheiro and Touriga-Nacional. The only job is finding the perfect stew to accompany it!”
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