The Dão was first officially recognized as a Região Demarcada in 1908. In the 1940s, to improve the quality of the wine from the region and promote some sort of national identity, the government of Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar instituted new regulations establishing the mandatory use of co-operatives in the region. These co-operatives would have exclusive privilege to the grapes grown in the region and were charged with making the wine that would be sold to private merchants.
The North - East exposure/orientation of the slope of the property, as well as the schistose soil with vertical diaclasites, which allow the vine roots to penetrate to unthinkable depths, with a consequent complexity of benefits for the vine, provide to Quinta do Javali with exceptional qualities for the production of the finest PORT and DOURO DOC wines.
ADRO DA SE RESERVE 2015 - RED WINE - DAO DOC
Velvety, with a good tannin structure. A persistent in-mouth intense sensation characteristic of its long tradition
Aroma: Elegant and rich with a bouquet of fully ripened red fruits matching well with traces of cinnamon and other spices
Climate: Mediterranean Soil: Granite, clay and limestone formation Grape stocks: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen and Alfrocheiro Preto
Type of Plantation:
Density 3500 to 4000 plants per hectare Type of
Single and Double curtain, and Guyot Yield per hectare (ton./ha): 6 tonnes of grapes per hectare
Traditional Dão, classic vinification Fermentation: Controlled temperature up to 28º C. for 5 to 6 days
2 years in stainless steel vats, 6 months in French Allier Fino and 5 months in the bottle
• Alcohol (%): 13,5
• Total acidity (g/dm³): 5,57
• Sugar (g/l): 2,29
• pH: 3,36